When Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is on the mound it’s as if fans expect to see something historic happen. On Sunday night vs. the New York Mets Kershaw came through once again. Behind his strong performance the Dodgers beat the Mets 4-2 and won the series.
Despite Kershaw getting a no decision, after being pulled midway through the 8th inning, he struck out 10 batters, had zero walks and only gave up two runs including giving up his first home run since April 26th.
What is most impressive about Kershaw is his strikeout-to-walk ratio. On Sunday, Kershaw racked up his 100th strikeout of the season and now has 105 strikeouts on the year. He has only allowed five walks this season.
Kershaw strikes out 21 batters for every walk. After hitting his 100K mark with only five walks on the year he surpassed Cliff Lee’s record for best K/BB ratio at the 100-strikeout mark.
In the modern era no pitcher has reached 100Ks with fewer than seven walks, and no pitcher has had a strikeout-to-walk to ratio of 12 to 1.
We recap Kershaw’s performance below:
“100th Strikeout of the Season”
“Kershaw’s 10 Strikeouts”
“A Thing of Beauty”
That Kershaw curve is a beauty. Look at the break. pic.twitter.com/a4squBWWqO
— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonSBN) May 30, 2016
“Numbers Don’t Lie”
.@ClaytonKersh22 has 105 Ks and 5 walks.
— MLB (@MLB) May 30, 2016
“Bat vs. Kershaw”
“Full Mets-Dodgers Highlights”