With the Cy Young and MVP announcements scheduled for this week, Clayton Kershaw may soon be adding to his impressive haul of individual awards to cap off a memorable 2014 season.

Yes, the Los Angeles Dodgers fell short of reaching the World Series and Kershaw was unable to overcome the postseason hurdle that is the St. Louis Cardinals, but he nonetheless is rightfully being celebrated for the year he had.

Kershaw led the Majors with 21 wins despite missing one month, WHIP, and he became the first pitcher in MLB history to finish with the best ERA in all of baseball for a fourth straight season. Some of the shine was taken off Kershaw’s accomplishments as Madison Bumgarner led the San Francisco Giants to a third World Series win in five years.

Bumgarner’s postseason numbers has led to a debate as to which pitcher can lay claim to being the best in the game. ESPN’s Jayson Stark surveyed a panel of 16 that included executives and scouts, asking if they’d take Kershaw or Bumgarner for the next five seasons and the Dodger ace was the overwhelming favorite.

Kershaw’s list of memorable moments in 2014 include his first career no-hitter and taking the mound against the Giants at Dodger Stadium with the NL West title within reach. In the start, Kershaw struck out 11 in eight innings and not only made a wonderful behind-the-back stop, but also tied the game with an RBI triple.

Those highlights and more from Kershaw’s career will be included in SportsNet LA’s programming, with the full scheduled included below:

Monday, November 10

  • “Backstage: Dodgers” Kershaw 2014 Special – 8:00 p.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” PREMIERE, Dodgers at Nationals 7/21/13, Clayton Kershaw strikes out nine as the Dodgers win 9-2 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11

  • “Timeless Dodgers” Dodgers at Giants 7/7/13, Kershaw pitches 8.0 innings and scores a run — 2:00 a.m.
  • “Backstage: Dodgers” The Kershaw No-Hitter – 5:00 p.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” Cardinals at Dodgers 6/29/14, Kershaw fans 13 as the Dodgers shut out the Cardinals 6-0 – 6:00 p.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” Giants at Dodgers 9/20/11, Kershaw’s 20th win en route to the 2011 NL Cy Young Award – 9:00 p.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” Brewers at Dodgers 4/28/13, Kershaw retires 18 straight – 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 12

  • “Access SportsNet: Dodgers” Cy Young Award Announcement Special – 4:00 p.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” Rockies at Dodgers 6/18/14, Kershaw No-Hitter – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 13

  • “Timeless Dodgers” Dodgers at Mets 5/8/11, Kershaw beats R.A. Dickey and the Mets 4-2 – 2:00 a.m.
  • “Access SportsNet: Dodgers” MVP Award Announcement Special – 4:00 p.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” PREMIERE, NLDS Game 1, Dodgers at Braves 10/3/13, Kershaw strikes out 12 and allows only three hits – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, November 14

  • “Timeless Dodgers” Tigers at Dodgers 6/20/11, Kershaw strikes out 11 and throw a complete game shutout – 2:00 a.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” Dodgers at Nationals 7/21/13, Kershaw strikes out nine as the Dodgers win 9-2 – 12:00 p.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” Giants at Dodgers 4/15/09, Kershaw strikes out 13 on Jackie Robinson Day – 3:00 p.m.
  • “Dodgers Squeeze Play” Marathon – 7:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 11/15. Condensed versions of all 21 of Kershaw’s wins air back-to-back.

Saturday, November 15

  • “Timeless Dodgers” Rockies at Dodgers, 6/18/14, Kershaw’s No-Hitter – 5:00 p.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” Giants at Dodgers 4/15/09, Kershaw strikes out 13 on Jackie Robinson Day – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 16

  • “Timeless Dodgers” Brewers at Dodgers 4/28/13, Kershaw retires 18 straight – 12:30 a.m.
  • “Timeless Dodgers” Giants at Dodgers 9/20/11, Kershaw’s 20th win en route to the 2011 NL Cy Young Award – 3:00 a.m.
  • “Dodgers Squeeze Play” Marathon – 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. 11/17. Condensed versions of all 21 of Kershaw’s wins air back-to-back.

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

One Response

  1. Josh Williams

    Too bad not many people (myself included) don’t get sportsnet la

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