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Clayton Kershaw writes another chapter, verging on epic

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Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images

By Jon Weisman

The brilliance just keeps coming for Clayton Kershaw, who pitched seven more shutout innings for the Dodgers today against St. Louis.

• Kershaw has entered the top five of scoreless inning streaks in Los Angeles Dodger history.

  • 59 Orel Hershiser, 1988
  • 58 Don Drysdale, 1968
  • 35 Don Sutton, 1972
  • 33 Sandy Koufax, 1963
  • 28 Clayton Kershaw, 2014

• He struck out 13, matching the highest total of his career when not pitching a no-hitter.

• He reached 100 strikeouts with fewer walks (nine) than any pitcher in Dodger history, shattering Sandy Koufax’s club mark of 19 walks for his first 100 strikeouts in 1965.

• He has now pitched more than 400 innings with a sub-2.00 ERA since July 25, 2012 (1.81 ERA in 402 2/3 innings, to be precise).

• He has fanned at least seven batters in eight straight games for the second time in career. Only Koufax (11 games in 1965) has had a longer streak for the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

• His numbers for June: 44 innings, 26 hits, four walks, 61 strikeouts, 0.82 ERA.

• His numbers since giving up seven runs in the second inning at Arizona on May 17: 57 innings, 35 hits, eight walks, 79 strikeouts, 1.11 ERA. Seven runs in one inning, seven runs since.

He is … beyond words.


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  1. LCLA

    Kershaw is amazing. Another great game today. Let’s keep it going Dodgers!

  2. oldbrooklynfan

    Kershaw is one of the best pitchers to come along in a long time.
    Every time a pitcher has a consecutive scoreless streak going I root against it except when it’s a Dodger.

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