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Trending Up, Trending Down: Frias And Kershaw Get Back On Track



Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Clayton Kershaw: Making one start this week against the Braves, Kershaw was back to his usual dominant-self.

In seven shutout innings, he allowed just four baserunners (one double and three singles) while striking out 10. With the solid outing he lowered his ERA and WHIP to 3.86 and 1.16, respectively.

Carlos Frias: If anyone needed a nice rebound this week, it was Frias.

After allowing 10 earned runs in four innings pitched to the San Diego Padres in his previous start, Frias put together a brilliant effort at Busch Stadium, allowing just one unearned run on five hits and issuing two walks in seven innings to contribute in a much-needed win against the Cardinals.

Joc Pederson: A mainstay in this section, Pederson continued his strong season with another terrific week. Starting in all six games, he batted 9-for-24 (.375) with one home run and two walks. He struck out six times, but all-in-all, he’s beginning to make more contact as opposed to previous weeks. His slash line remains tremendous at .258/.387/.546.

Honorable Mentions:

Zack Greinke: In one start this week against the Braves, Greinke allowed just three hits and two walks in six innings pitched while striking out nine and giving up only one earned run.

Brett Anderson: Starting in two games this week, one against the Braves and the other against the Cardinals, Anderson allowed 12 hits and four earned runs in 13 innings pitched (2.77 ERA).

Howie Kendrick: Getting a start in each game this week, Kendrick notched six hits and three walks in 25 plate appearances (.360 on-base percentage), including a double in Tuesday’s game.

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Clayton Kershaw Pleased With Outing Against Braves

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