On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers found out they have four All-Stars on their team and none named Clayton Kershaw.
The reigning Cy Young and MVP of the National League was left off the initial rosters and is one of five players in the Final Vote. While many disagreed with the decision to leave the left-hander off the roster, it’s partly due to a less-than-amazing start compared to last season. Kershaw now sits at 6-6 with a 2.85 ERA and a league-leading 160 strikeouts.
The vote ends on Friday and after two days of voting, Kershaw sits in fourth place behind Johnny Cueto of the Cincinnati Reds, Carlos Martinez of the St. Louis Cardinals and Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers ace is ahead of only reliever Jeurys Familia of the New York Mets.
Despite his complete game shutout on Wednesday, Kershaw remains in the same position he was after the first day of voting. The Dodgers struggle to stuff the ballots like other teams, evidenced by none of their position players being voted as a starter in the All-Star Game.
Fans have until Friday to vote for Kershaw and can do so by going HERE.
You can also text “N3” to 89269 or vote via Twitter on Friday with the hashtag #MVPtoASG.