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June 12, 2021 03:32 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Dominates Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (8-5) picked up the win in Friday's 12-1 victory over Texas, pitching six innings and allowing an unearned run on three hits with nine strikeouts and zero walks.

Kershaw flashed his trademark skills in this one with three times as many strikeouts as baserunners for his eighth quality start in 14 turns this season. The only hiccup occurred in the sixth inning when Kershaw allowed an unearned run after a Gavin Lux error extended the inning, but the southpaw was otherwise in total control all game. He's slated to take the mound next Wednesday versus Philadelphia.

June 6, 2021 12:40 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Struggles again in Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (7-5) gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in six innings, taking the loss versus Atlanta on Saturday.

All of the damage was limited to the third inning, but the Dodgers weren't able to pull even in the contest. Kershaw has given up at least five runs in three of his last five starts. It's an unusually poor stretch from the southpaw, who now has a 3.66 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 86:14 K:BB across 76.1 innings this season. He'll look to get back on track versus Texas during next weekend's series.

May 30, 2021 09:48 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Shelled in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (7-4) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six across six innings, taking the loss to the Giants on Sunday.

Kershaw was immediately lit up for three runs in the first inning, capped off by a two-run home run by Mauricio Dubon. The veteran southpaw has eight quality starts to go along with a 3.33 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. In his four worst starts this season, he has a 9.40 ERA. Although inconsistent at times, he's been able to stay healthy so far in his age-33 season. His next start is scheduled for Saturday in Atlanta.

May 26, 2021 10:28 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Secures seventh victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (7-3) earned the win over Houston on Tuesday, pitching 7.2 innings and allowing one run on four hits and no walks while striking out six.

There was undoubtedly a revenge element to the contest, as Kershaw and the Dodgers returned to the stadium where he gave up six earned runs during Game 5 of the 2017 World Series under what now is known to be nefarious circumstances. The southpaw turned in a dominant effort Tuesday, allowing only one run and limiting Houston to four hits over 7.2 frames. In his 24th big-league season, Kershaw continues to rank among the elite starters in the game. He is tied for second in MLB with seven wins and has produced a 2.94 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 71:10 K:BB across 64.1 innings this season. His next start is tentatively scheduled for Sunday against San Francisco.

May 20, 2021 02:44 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Notches no-decision in strong start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw did not factor in the decision against Arizona on Wednesday despite allowing two runs over six innings. He yielded two hits and a walk while picking up eight strikeouts.

The future Hall of Famer had only one poor inning Wednesday -- he walked his only batter in the fourth frame and immediately paid for it when Eduardo Escobar followed with a two-run homer. Otherwise, Kershaw gave up only one hit across his other five innings while tying his second-highest strikeout total of the campaign. The southpaw induced 18 swinging strikes in the game and has posted a superb 65:10 K:BB across 56.2 innings this season. His next start is likely to come on the road against Houston next week.

May 15, 2021 11:56 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Beats Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (6-3) went six innings Friday, allowing five runs on six hits and one walk with 11 strikeouts in the Dodgers' 9-6 victory over the Marlins.

The Dodgers gave Kershaw an 8-0 lead after two innings, and although the veteran failed to shut down Miami's offense, he managed to limit the damage enough to earn the win. The 11 whiffs were a season high for the southpaw.

May 9, 2021 05:20 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Five shutout innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (5-3) went five innings in Saturday's 14-11 win over the Angels, allowing no runs on two hits and one walk with five strikeouts.

Kershaw was spotted an 8-0 lead in the fourth and followed with two strong innings in what looked like a blowout but ended up a surprisingly close win. It was a nice rebound from last game's single-inning start and a 2.62 ERA shows the veteran is still one of the game's best pitchers.

May 7, 2021 07:24 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw will start Saturday's game against the Angels, Juan Toribio of reports.

Kershaw was hit hard in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs and allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two in one inning. Since he only threw 39 pitches, the left-hander will pitch on three days' rest. Kershaw has posted a 2.95 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 39.2 innings across seven starts to begin the season.

May 4, 2021 11:04 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Lasts only one frame in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (4-3) took the loss during Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs after surrendering four runs on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks over one inning.

The 33-year-old needed 39 pitches to get through the first frame, and manager Dave Roberts decided that was enough for the veteran lefty Tuesday. Kershaw had given up only four runs across his previous five starts (33 innings), and he'll attempt to return to form his next time out.

April 29, 2021 09:20 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Excellent against Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (4-2) earned the win Wednesday against the Reds after tossing seven scoreless innings, giving up four hits and a walk while fanning eight.

Kershaw hasn't given up a run in three of his last four starts, and he also has five straight quality starts after beginning the year with a subpar effort at Coors Field on April 1. The star left-hander bounced back quickly from that performance and has a 2.09 ERA through his first six outings while also posting an excellent 39:5 K:BB through 38.2 innings.

April 24, 2021 06:40 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Punished by long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (3-2) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings as he took the loss against the Padres on Friday.

The Padres chased Kershaw for three home runs in this one. Wil Myers hit one to lead off the second and then Fernando Tatis took him long in consecutive at-bats to eventually put the Dodgers in a 3-1 hole. The left-hander had not allowed a homer this season coming into Friday's game so it was definitely unexpected to see the Padres put up three against him through the first five innings. Kershaw still owns a very respectable 2.56 ERA and 31:4 K:BB and he'll look to get back in the win column against the Reds on Wednesday.

April 18, 2021 03:32 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Dominates in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (3-1) allowed no earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings in Saturday's win over the Pirates.

The lefty was dealing Saturday and helped his own cause by taking a walk in what would be the game-deciding run during a crucial at-bat. The 33-year-old threw 60 of his 98 pitches for strikes and has allowed just six earned runs in 24.2 innings of work. Kershaw is scheduled for his next start Friday against the Padres once again.

April 12, 2021 12:16 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Dazzles again for second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (2-1) allowed five hits and struck out six as he held the Nationals scoreless over six innings in Sunday's 3-0 win.

Kershaw cruised through six innings of work, as Trea Turner and Starlin Castro combined for all five hits against him. All six of his strikeouts came via either the slider or curveball and no player advanced beyond second base while he was in the game. The 33-year-old southpaw has been masterful in his last two outings as he's combined to give up one run on nine hits while striking out 14 batters and not issuing a single walk through 13 innings. Kershaw is set up for a one-start week as he'll go to battle against Yu Darvish and the Padres on Saturday.

April 9, 2021 09:36 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Will start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw is slated to start on normal rest versus Washington on Sunday, while Dustin May's next start will be bumped back, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

The Dodgers are in the midst of a five-day period during which they will play only three games, and they are opting to keep Kershaw on a regular schedule rather than have him take off six days between turns. The veteran southpaw is now lined up to face Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the rubber game of the Dodgers' first home series of the season.

April 7, 2021 03:44 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Excels in vintage performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (1-1) earned the win against Oakland on Tuesday, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on four hits and no walks while striking out eight.

Kershaw struggled in a loss at Colorado on Opening Day, but he bounced back in a big way Tuesday, almost completely shutting down Oakland after yielding a pair of hits and a run in the first inning. The left-hander threw 61 of his 91 pitches for strikes and induced 21 swinging strikes -- his most since September of 2017, per Dodger Insider. Of those 21 whiffs, 16 came on sliders, the third-highest mark of his storied career. Kershaw will face Colorado for the second time this season in his next scheduled start Tuesday, but it's fair to expect better results than on Opening Day since the upcoming outing will be at Dodger Stadium.

April 2, 2021 12:40 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Struggles at Coors Field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (0-1) allowed six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and one walk while striking out two across 5.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Rockies.

Kershaw had little trouble working through two scoreless innings to begin the game. However, he struggled from there and surrendered at least one run in two of his final three frames. Uncharacteristically, he had only 12 called strikes and five swinging strikes across 77 total pitches. While not an ideal way to start the season, Kershaw's next start at Oakland on Tuesday should give a fairer read of his form after a tough draw opening the season at Coors Field.

March 27, 2021 09:44 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Shelled in spring outing Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw tossed 3.1 innings against Oakland in a Cactus League contest Friday, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out six.

Aside from a nice strikeout total, very little went right for the southpaw, and the rough outing pushed his spring ERA to an unsightly 10.22. Kershaw breezed through a 1-2-3 first inning but was knocked around for the remainder of his outing and was pulled after allowing five of the first six batters to reach base in the third frame. Despite his rough spring, Kershaw is lined up to start for the Dodgers at Colorado on Opening Day.

March 19, 2021 03:20 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Displaying diminished velocity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw's fastball has been in the 88-91 mph range this spring, Juan Toribio of reports.

The left-hander averaged 91.6 mph on his fastball last season, so his velocity this spring is clearly a step down. However, manager Dave Roberts indicated that he is not concerned about the dip, stating, "The velocity will tick up with the adrenaline [of playing in the regular season] ... this is all part of the build-up process for these guys." Kershaw has built a Hall of Fame career despite never being among the game's fastest throwers, but a drop in velocity could impact his numbers if it carries over into the regular season.

March 17, 2021 12:12 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Struggles in spring start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw allowed five runs across four innings in Tuesday's Cactus League loss to Milwaukee, yielding eight hits -- including two home runs -- and one walk while striking out three.

Two days after being named the Dodgers' Opening Day starter, Kershaw couldn't find his rhythm in his worst spring start in years. He allowed a pair of solo home runs to the first two batters he faced, then gave up three more runs in the third inning. Kershaw should be fine, of course, and will enter his age-33 season still ranked among the game's top hurlers.

March 14, 2021 08:48 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Named Opening Day starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw has been named the Opening Day starter for the Dodgers, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Kershaw led the Dodgers to a World Series title in 2020, and it's only fitting that the southpaw will take the mound against the Rockies to begin the regular season in 2021. Kershaw was electric during the abbreviated season last year and posted a 2.16 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 62:8 K:BB over 58.1 innings across 10 regular-season starts.

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Dallas, TX
Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB Experience:

2011: NL Cy Young;NL ERA Leader;NL Strike Out Leader;NL Gold Glove-SP
2012: NL ERA Leader
2013: NL Cy Young;NL ERA Leader;NL Strike Out Leader
2014: NL Most Valuable Player;NL Cy Young;NL ERA Leader
2015: NL Strike Out Leader
2017: NL ERA Leader