Clayton Kershaw delivered the Dodgers a great victory yesterday after throwing 6 perfect innings and 7 shutout innings against the Arizona D-Backs.
That makes it win number 13 on the year. Kershaw is now the first pitcher since 1988 to hit 13 wins. Could you guess who the last person was? The answer is Orel Hershiser. Does 1988 ring any bells? If it doesn’t, you should know that 1988 is the most recent Dodgers World Series year. The Dodgers’ organization and it’s fans are really pulling for the Dodgers’ to end the dry spell here in 2017.
Clayton Kershaw is the first Dodgers pitcher with 13 wins before the All-Star Break since Orel Hershiser in 1988 (won World Series)
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Kershaw is really beginning to settle in this year, with every outing his ERA goes down and his K/9 remains steadily high. There is a lot of speculation that Chris Sale or Max Scherzer may be the new top pitcher in the MLB. However, with his last few outings, he continues to set himself apart, including his 20 scoreless inning streak. Kershaw is now 13-2 which is one more win than last year. Kershaw has an ERA of 2.19 with 146 K’s and only walking 22 batters.
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Kershaw will make yet another All-Star game appearance and will to pick up where he left off after the break when the Dodgers stay in Miami to face the Marlins for a three-game set.