After playing .500 ball in May, the Los Angeles Dodgers went 18-10 during June and have since traded days in first place of the National League West standings with the San Francisco Giants.
As the Dodgers played their best baseball of the season in June, the month was historic for Clayton Kershaw. The Dodger ace went 6-0 with a 0.82 ERA, 0.682 WHIP, 61 strikeouts and threw a no-hitter.
The left-hander has been regarded as the best pitcher in the game and according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Kershaw is third in jersey sales this season on the league’s website, and he’s joined by Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu:
The Dodgers have the most players on the list with three. Joining Kershaw (third) is Yasiel Puig (ninth) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (18th).
Kershaw trails New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who is set to retire at the end of the season, and Giants catcher Buster Posey.
Puig had a hot month of May, but then cooled in June as he battled a pair of hip injuries. Despite his recent slump, Puig was named a starter in the All-Star game and was also invited by Troy Tulowitzki to be part of the Home Run Derby.
Like Kershaw, Ryu was placed on the disabled list this season and has been impressive since being reinstated. Ryu did however suffer a loss in his most recent outing, managing to pitch just 2.1 and losing a 5-0 lead.
The Dodgers begin a four-game series against the San Diego Padres Thursday then will resume their schedule July 18 after the All-Star break.
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