Clayton Kershaw has shown sheer dominance on the mound this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His accomplishments are being recognized at the 2014 ESPY Awards this year.
Kershaw, who has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the MLB in recent years, is one of five players on the 2014 ESPY Ballot for Best MLB Player. Kershaw is up for vote with the likes of Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera and Max Scherzer, Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis, the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout.
Earlier this month, Kershaw inked his place in Dodgers history by throwing his first career no-hitter. The left-hander struck out 15 batters without issuing a walk, which is the most strikeouts in a no-hitter without a walk.
Kershaw was a Hanley Ramirez error in the seventh inning from throwing a perfect game. The Dallas native owns a 8-2 record with a 2.24 ERA. He has tallied 94 strikeouts while only allowing eight walks, four home runs and 18 earned runs during his 2014 campaign as of June 24.
The left-hander has been everything the Dodgers have hoped for since being called up in 2008. Kershaw has accumulated many awards in his six-year career, highlighted by two Cy Young Awards won in 2011 and 2013. He has a career record of 85-48 with a 2.60 career ERA.
Fans can vote at espn.go.com/espys/2014 until July 16.
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