Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 days ago

Kershaw (2-3) gave up four runs on seven hits over 7.1 innings Thursday in a loss to the Giants. He struck out seven and walked one.

He got thoroughly outdueled by opposing starter Madison Bumgarner, who opened the scoring with a third-inning homer off Kershaw. This has been a stunningly un-Kershaw-like start to the year, with a losing record and a startling 4.32 ERA now, but he's quite likely to turn it around. Still, fantasy owners can't like seeing the spikes in his HR/9 (0.93 now, the highest it's ever been) and line-drive rate (25.2 percent entering Thursday, also a career high). Monitor with caution heading into Tuesday's start against Atlanta.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 week ago

Kershaw (2-2) struck out 10 batters and allowed three runs over 6.2 innings Friday against the Rockies en route to claiming the 100th victory of his career.

Making his second consecutive start against the Rockies, Kershaw looked locked in from the second through sixth innings, allowing just two runners to reach base. Kershaw began to unravel a bit in the seventh and was forced to leave the game with the bases loaded, with all runners coming around to score when Paco Rodriguez proved ineffective in relief. The three earned runs prevented Kershaw from making much progress in lowering his ERA -- which now sits at 4.24 -- but that figure should provide little concern for fantasy owners. Kershaw is striking out a career-best 11.6 batters per nine innings and owns a walk rate on par with his career norm, suggesting that his ERA will eventually fall steadily once he starts to enjoy better luck on balls in play and with stranding runners.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Kershaw continued his disappointing start to the season on Sunday, allowing five runs on eight hits and four walks across 5.2 innings against the Rockies.

The elevated walk total was uncommon for the usually pinpoint lefty, as he had allowed only seven through his first six starts. While Kershaw's ERA now sits at a hefty 4.32, he has actually delivered a quality start in five of seven outings this season and is averaging over 11 K/9 innings. Kershaw is simply too good to continue posting these sub-par ratios and will look to redeem himself versus this same Colorado team on Friday.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Kershaw's start has been pushed to Sunday after Saturday's game was postponed due to weather, AM 570's David Vassegh reports.

Daily leaguers should make sure Kershaw is not in lineups Saturday, but he will still get a start this weekend for those in weekly leagues. Zack Greinke's start has been pushed to Monday as a result.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 3 weeks ago

Kershaw struck out eight and allowed three runs on five hits over 7.1 innings against the Brewers on Monday night. He did not factor in the decision.

The Dodgers gave Kershaw the hook with a one-run lead and a runner on second base in the eighth inning Monday night, and Chris Hatcher was ultimately charged with the loss as the Brewers plated the game-tying and go-ahead runs in the frame. Kershaw rolled through the first seven innings Monday and he now has a 51:7 K:BB over 38.2 innings over six starts to begin the season.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 month ago

Kershaw pitched 6.1 innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks Saturday.

Kershaw gave up 10 hits and give earned runs while striking out five batters. He has a 5.84 ERA after his two starts.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 month ago

Kershaw is having a root canal Monday but it should not affect his pitching schedule, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

He takes the ball Saturday against the Braves and will then be off until next Friday against the Rockies. There's nothing really actionable about this news, because the team is saying he will pitch as scheduled four days after the procedure, but it's worth noting.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 months ago

Kershaw struck out nine and walked two while giving up three runs on six hits over six innings in a no-decision Monday against the Padres.

Matching up against the rebuilt righty-heavy San Diego lineup, Kershaw allowed a run in the top of the first and two more in the fifth. He is scheduled to face Arizona rookie Archie Bradley and the Diamondbacks in his next start Saturday.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 months ago

Kershaw was hit in the face by a comebacker during the third inning of Friday's split-squad loss to the A's, but escaped with just a chipped tooth and a sore jaw, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The incident certainly provided a scare, as Kershaw collapsed in front of the mound and his teammates rushed to his side, but the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner shook it off. He stayed in the game, completing two-plus innings after being struck, and even went to the bullpen for more work following his exit from the game. Kershaw allowed one run on three hits and no walks with four strikeouts in his five innings.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 months ago

Kershaw struggled with his command a bit Sunday against the Mariners, walking three and allowing one run in 3.1 innings.

We think he'll recover. Kershaw has allowed two runs in 8.1 innings this year as he attempts to win his fourth Cy Young trophy in five years.