The Los Angeles Dodgers fan base has been spoiled by Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. Whenever he takes the mound you’re sure to see his best. When facing the San Diego Padres in April, he racked up 14K, and had his 13th career shutout.
In his first career start vs. the Toronto Blue Jays it seems Kershaw wanted to leave an everlasting first impression. And following the Dodgers 6-2 win it’s safe to say he did.
Kershaw: 10K, 7 innings, 6-2 Win in first career start vs. Blue Jays pic.twitter.com/lx21ghUauc
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In game 2 vs. the Blue Jays, Kershaw put on quite the pitching performance.
This is the fourth consecutive game Kershaw struck out 10 or more batters and had no walks.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 7, 2016
From ESPN Stats & Info:
Disregarding Kershaw’s accuracy and looking just at his strikeout numbers, the four games in a row with 10 or more strikeouts is the longest such streak in 2016. It is also the longest of Kershaw’s career and the longest by a Dodgers pitcher since Hideo Nomo in 1995.
With the win the Dodgers tie the series, and look for another win Sunday with Ross Stripling (0-2, 4.33) on the mound. Looking at the NL West standings the Dodgers are at .500 and 2nd in the NL West behind the San Francisco Giants.
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