Clayton Kershaw started two of the four postseason games the Los Angeles Dodgers played. Under normal circumstances, one would expect the Dodgers to have split the left-hander’s two starts, if not won both.

However, that wasn’t the case as Kershaw was unable to solve the St. Louis Cardinals and for a second straight year, suffered a loss in the Dodgers’ elimination game. Despite Kershaw continuing to struggle in the postseason, Matt Kemp referred to the Dodgers’ ace as the best pitcher in baseball.

Kemp and other Dodger teammates voiced their support for Kershaw throughout the season and called him a viable NL MVP candidate. Kershaw will likely win his third Cy Young Award in four years, however the presentation may be more subdued than initially believed given the Dodgers’ brief playoff run.

Dodgers Nation News

Dodgers Rumors: Ned Colletti On Hot Seat, Don Mattingly Safe

Dodgers Have Mixed Perceptions Of Cardinals Following Elimination

Dodgers News: Kemp Admits Cardinals Were The ‘Better Team’

Andre Ethier Picked Off Due To Difficulty In Locating Ball

Dodgers News: Kemp Maintains Kershaw Is Best Pitcher In Baseball

Carl Crawford Doesn’t Believe Dodgers ‘Underachieved’

Dodgers News: Brian Wilson Exercises Option For 2015

Kershaw Speechless And Frustrated After Elimination Loss

Dodgers News: Puig Was Playing Through Ankle Issue

MLB News

O’Dowd Out; Bridich New Rockies GM — ESPN

‘Priceless’ Memorabilia Stolen From Yogi Berra Museum In New Jersey — CBS Sports

Source: Manny Won’t Replace Mueller — ESPN

Royals To Make Run At Shields As Free Agent; Playoff Run Helps — CBS Sports

About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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