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McCovey Chronicles Oct 30, 2014
Madison Bumgarner, World Series legend

Madison Bumgarner, World Series legend

Everyone was agog with Bumgarner's World Series performances before Game 7. Then he released the double album, and the critics went wild. I did not believe in Madison Bumgarner. I believed in him before the season. During the season. At the start of the postseason and all the way through the World Series. But when the question arose about him starting Game 7 on two day's rest, it wasn't even something I was willing to contemplate. We've seen what pitching on three day's rest will do to a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw. What would two day's rest do to a pitcher who was 270 innings deep into...

2015 Position Outlook: Starting pitchers

LOS ANGELES – Just replicating the performance of their starting rotation -- second-best in the majors to the Washington Nationals -- will be a major challenge for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015. It’s hard to ask Clayton Kershaw to perform any better after a season in which he was a Cy Young shoo-in and a likely league MVP, leaving aside his performance in the postseason. Beyond Zack Greinke – who could opt out of his deal at the conclusion of next season – and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Dodgers lack depth.

Marlins' Stanton receives Hank Aaron award

Clayton Kershaw may edge out Giancarlo Stanton for the 2014 National League Most Valuable Player award next month. If that’s the case, Stanton can take solace in a pretty good consolation prize.

Stanton named NL's Hank Aaron Award winner

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and an 88-mile-an-hour fastball to the face by Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers will probably prevent Giancarlo Stanton from earning the National League's highest honor this season. But nobody -- not even the great Kershaw -- could...
Orange County Register Oct 23, 2014
Kershaw leads Dodgers into baseball's awards season

Kershaw leads Dodgers into baseball's awards season

The Dodgers' season ended two weeks ago but left-hander Clayton Kershaw's name is going to come up a lot in the weeks ahead. Kershaw's remarkable 2014 season is certain to land numerous awards for the Dodgers' ace. It began this week with Kershaw...
Los Angeles Times Oct 14, 2014

Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine debut a Cabernet for charity

How good would it feel to spend $60 on a bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet and know that half the profits were going to feeding Los Angeles homeless families? That’s what Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine are counting on with the release of the Clayton...
Viva El Birdos Oct 10, 2014
Know your NLCS foe: Game 1 starter Madison Bumgarner

Know your NLCS foe: Game 1 starter Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner is a really good left-handed pitcher who is especially deadly against left-handed hitters. He does not walk very many hitters (4.9 BB%), so the Cardinals will likely have to either string together a few hits or continue hitting home runs like they did in the NLDS if they want to succeed against the lefty. At 7:07 PM CST tomorrow night in St. Louis, MO, Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals will face off against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants in game one of the National League Championship Series. As we did with Clayton Kershaw prior to game one of the NLDS, let's take a...
Bird Bytes: Cardinals must get to Giants' starters

Bird Bytes: Cardinals must get to Giants' starters

The Giants' starting pitching has been dominant in the postseason, and the Cardinals don't have Clayton Kershaw to kick around anymore. Now what?
Viva El Birdos Oct 9, 2014

Cardinals offense will need to start earlier against the Giants

The Cardinals' opening series was full of late-game drama, and the Giants series should provide more of the same. However, if the Cardinals are to advance to the World Series, they would be wise not to wait so late in the game to start hitting. Against the Dodgers, the Cardinals' offense delivered when the team needed it most, scoring fifteen of its eighteen runs in the series in seventh inning or later. But gone are Pedro Baez, J.P. Howell, and the Dodgers band of unreliable relievers that blew leads and caused Clayton Kershaw to pitch past his point of effectiveness. The Giants enter the...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 8, 2014
Post NLDS Game 4 Thread: There Is No God

Post NLDS Game 4 Thread: There Is No God

CARDINALS 3, DODGERS 2 There is no god. Because even the most psychotically perverse deity would not have allowed what befell Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning in Game 4. Stoked by a lead again (2-0), and cruising to a one-hitter over the Cardinals, Kershaw inexplicably gave up a three-run HR to unlikely rotund hero Matt Adams. This time, unlike in Game 1, Kershaw wasn't just trying to overpower the Cardinals with fastballs. But this time, it was a hanging curveball which unraveled the Dodgers, and ultimately eliminated us from the 2014 postseason. Brutal. How inexplicable was...
Viva El Birdos Oct 8, 2014
Breaking down the NLDS-winning home run by Matt Adams

Breaking down the NLDS-winning home run by Matt Adams

Prior to last night, Matt Adams had a .197/.227/.326 slash line against left-handed pitchers. Including the playoffs, Matt Adams had hit eight home runs against left-handed pitchers prior to last night's game against LHP Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Six of them came on hard pitches (fastball, sinker, and cutter), and the other two came on curveballs. While technically only one tally can be added to Adams's home runs versus curveballs stat book, this one might as well be bolded, italicized, underlined, or even written in Arial Black. The 26-year-old first baseman was fed a...
Plain Dealer Oct 8, 2014

NLDS: St. Louis Cardinals chase Clayton Kershaw again, beat Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 to win series

The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.
Halos Heaven Oct 8, 2014
Was Mattingly Benching Puig Equivalent To Scioscia Benching Hamilton or Worse?

Was Mattingly Benching Puig Equivalent To Scioscia Benching Hamilton or Worse?

Don Mattingly made a dumb move - even dumber than Mike Scioscia's ALDS moves... On Tuesday the Dodgers started Clayton Kershaw on three days rest and then handcuffed their offense by benching their most productive hitter. Manager Don Mattingly benched Yasiel Puig after he struck out eight times in the first three games. He was 3 for 12 with two singles and a triple in the series. Given a chance to have him pinch hit in the ninth inning, Mattingly instead put him on the bases as a pinch-runner - despite his making more outs on the basepaths this season than any player in baseball. Much was...
Miller: Kershaw's ending much too familiar

Miller: Kershaw's ending much too familiar

ST. LOUIS – He is normally so accurate, such a stunning mix of dependability and precision, that sometimes Clayton Kershaw underestimates himself. “I can’t really put it into words right now,” he said Tuesday, after the Dodgers’...

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