It’s Friday the 13th, and to commemorate what some would call a superstitious holiday, we have all 13 of Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw’s strikeouts. The Dodgers split the series with the New York Mets Thursday night and will begin a 3-game series vs. the St. Louis Cardinals Friday.
However, examining the final game vs. the Mets, Kershaw made some history that night and put up some astronomical numbers.
Clayton Kershaw (@Dodgers): 8th career shutout with 10 strikeouts, twice as many as any other pitcher since he entered the majors in 2008.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 13, 2016
Clayton Kershaw's current streak of 4 straight starts w/10+ K is longest in Dodgers history, tied w/Koufax (5 times) and Hideo Nomo (1995)
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) May 9, 2016
Sandy Koufax in first 250 starts:
119-71, 2.96, 1692 IP, 622 BB, 1746 K
Clayton Kershaw, 249 starts:
118-57, 2.42, 1661 IP, 467 BB, 1806 K
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) May 12, 2016
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) May 13, 2016
Clayton Kershaw's past 18 innings at Dodger Stadium: six hits, one walk, 27 strikeouts, 0.00 ERA. https://t.co/Pouqo904lf
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 13, 2016
“Just a fun night to pitch … it’s always fun to pitch a night game,” Kershaw said. “I’ll take outs any way I can get them.”
It was a fun night at Dodger Stadium, especially for the Dodgers who had an early lead thanks to a huge HR from Yasmani Grandal in the first inning.
"You know what (Kershaw's) record is when he gets four runs or more? 80-0, Eighty and Zip!"
— Vin Scully (@VinScullyTweet) May 13, 2016
Clayton Kershaw's carer ERA at Dodger Stadium is 2.06, in 131 starts.
Since the start of 2009, it's 1.97, in 120 starts
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) May 13, 2016
5 straight games with double digit strikeouts for @ClaytonKersh22. Club record.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 13, 2016
Watch Clayton Kershaw’s 13K from last night vs. the New York Mets | Highlights
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 13, 2016