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Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw’s Career Statistics vs. Giants Approach History

The sport has not seen a team dominated by a pitcher like this since 1913.

Death, taxes, and Clayton Kershaw dominating the San Francisco Giants.

Indeed – it happened again on Tuesday night – on the five-year anniversary of his no-hit performance at Dodger Stadium.

Kershaw provided a 7 scoreless-inning gem in the Dodgers’ 9-0 victory over the Giants. While he allowed just 3 hits and struck out 6, something else happened.

He lowered his lifetime ERA against the rival opponent to 1.68 against San Francisco. With 6 strikeouts, he’s punched out 343 Giants during the regular season in his career. Here’s the kicker: since the ERA became an official stat in 1913, Kershaw is the only pitcher with over 300 strikeouts and an ERA less than 2.00 against a single opponent.


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Now, with all this talk of Dodgers pitching records since ERA became an official stat in 1913; we don’t want anyone to become confused. For instance, Hyun-Jin Ryu had another ERA record just days ago.

However, this one feels a little more meaningful; if that’s possible. While I somewhat realize looking back in my fuzzy memory bank that Kershaw has turned it up a notch against the Giants, I had no idea that he had dominated them quite to this degree.

In case you are wondering, Kershaw has a 23-11 lifetime record against the Giants. All of this comes in 337.1 innings pitched, and includes 6 complete games and five shutouts.

When you think you know all you can about Kershaw, you learn that he goes into another dimension of the matrix against the Giants. And this is another reason to love Clayton Kershaw, as if there weren’t enough.

Finally, I can find no better way to end this post than with the strikeout-montage from Tuesday evening.

Now enjoy that on endless loop – and give us your favorite Kershaw versus the Giants memory in the comment section!

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. I bag on “UPO” Chris Taylor all the time……….I like his defense and utility usefulness, but his plate appearances are downright embarrassing and useless at this point………anyway last night………he had a successful safety squeeze and went 2 for 4, after that AWFUL three-strikeout performance in game one of this series. So just had to write in and give him a “kudo” for the game he had…….and coming from me, giving Taylor positive credit, that’s something.

  2. Kershaw OWNS the Giants!!!!!….I know I know……the bunch from Frisco has not been relevant since 2016 and that’s a long long time ago………..but since Kershaw is a Dodger and they are the boastful bunch they are, it’s only fitting that they’re kryptonite wears Dodger blue! His ERA against them is 1.6 up from 1.4 back in 2014 as I recall………OMG………he’s so washed up, he’s falling of a cliff!

  3. That game was absolutely wonderful!!! It was fun watching the Dodgers beat the Giants, especially after that loss from the night before. (I still feel for Buehler who pitched a great game and did not get the W.) Overall, Clayton looked real solid through 7 and kept the Giants’ batters “in check.” Our offense was on point, especially as the game moved forward. And to my relieved (pun intended) surprise, Floro was pretty much “lights out” 8th inning…..and Kelly managed to get through the 9th, albeit with a high pitch count. Now lets do it again tonight! GO DODGERS!!!

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