Clayton Kershaw

Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 228
Bat: L
Throw: L
College: None
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas
Draft: 2006 1st round (7th pick) by the
  • Clayton Kershaw fired seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday.
    Advice: Kershaw didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning, but was a bit off from a control standpoint, issuing five walks and only striking out three batters. He handed out more free passes over seven frames than he had in his previous seven starts combined and also allowed multiple stolen bases in a start for the first time since July 12, 2013. He still managed to shut down the Rockies offense despite all of the traffic on the base paths. A solo homer by Charlie Blackmon in the fifth inning represented the lone earned run against him. The 30-year-old southpaw has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 23 of 24 starts this year. He’s 8-5 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 145/28 K/BB ratio in 24 starts. He’ll face the Diamondbacks on the road in his next start on Monday.
  • Clayton Kershaw allowed eight hits and four runs -- three earned -- over six innings in a win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
    Advice: The Dodgers gave Kershaw plenty of run support, which was good, because he wasn't at the top of his game. He still managed to strike out eight over his six innings, picking up his eighth win of the year in the process. The southpaw is now 8-5 with a 2.51 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 142/23 K/BB ratio in 143 1/3 innings of work. A high-stakes matchup with the division-rival Rockies is on deck for Kershaw on Tuesday.