Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 day ago

Kershaw (7-1) threw a two-hit complete game shutout with seven strikeouts and one walk in Monday's win over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although Kershaw's incredible streak of six double-digit strikeout games in a row ended Monday night, it was still one of the most dominant starts of his season. No Reds runner made it to third base and Kershaw retired the last 17 hitters in a row. He induced 13 swinging strikes and, most impressively, 16 groundball outs as the Reds had no answer for any of his pitches. He now owns an absurd 95:5 K:BB as he is on a great start towards his fourth Cy Young Award.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 7 days ago

Kershaw (6-1) hurled eight innings, allowing a single run, four hits and no walks while striking out eleven in Tuesday's victory against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kershaw (6-1) has struck out 10-plus hitter with no more than one walk in six consecutive starts, extending his own modern-day record. Six straight starts with at least 10 strikeouts also is a franchise record (the MLB record is eight by Pedro Martinez in 1999 and Chris Sale in 2015). Kershaw has 88 strikeouts and only four walks in 70 innings this year. His 22:1 K:BB is on pace for the highest mark in the modern era, far beyond Phil Hughes' 11.63 to 1 mark with Minnesota in 2014. In May, Kershaw is 4-0 with a 0.82 ERA, 48 strikeouts and one walk.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Kershaw (5-1) hurled a three-hit shutout in a 5-0 win against the Mets on Thursday, striking out 13 with one walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That's his second shutout of the year and his fifth consecutive game of double-digit strikeouts. It's no fun for fans of opposing teams, but Kershaw in the prime of his career is poetry in motion. Incredibly, he's walked just four batters while striking out 77 in 62 innings spanning his first eight starts of 2016. There's no shortage of superlatives we can lay on Kershaw, who's challenged only by Jake Arrieta for the title of best pitcher in baseball.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Kershaw (4-1) struck out 10 and surrendered eight hits and two earned runs over seven innings in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Dodgers ace demonstrated pinpoint control, and induced a robust 21 swings-and-misses over his 112 pitches. The 28-year-old has gone at least seven innings in all seven starts this season, and has bounced back from his poorest outing of the season on April 26 by giving up only two earned runs over 16 innings in his subsequent pair of starts. Kershaw's WHIP is now a minuscule 0.77, and he's already struck out 24 batters without issuing a single walk in 16 frames during May.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 3 weeks ago

Kershaw was dominant in Sunday's start against San Diego, striking out 14 with no walks in a complete-game shutout to boost his record to 3-1.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The lefty was touched up for five runs in his previous outing, but he rebounded superbly and delivered his best start of the season. Kershaw has allowed two runs or fewer in five of six starts and has struck out at least 10 batters in three straight, making him a must-start fantasy asset even as he takes on Toronto at the Rogers Center his next time out.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 month ago

Kershaw (2-1) struck out 10 but allowed five runs on seven hits in a loss Tuesday against the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

All the damage against Kershaw came in the sixth inning, punctuated by a three-run home run from Giancarlo Stanton. He was one pitch away from a brilliant quality start win. Kershaw induced 13 swinging strikes and got six ground ball outs in an otherwise strong performance. He still owns a 2.43 ERA and a brilliant 40:3 K:BB despite the down outing.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 month ago

Kershaw allowed one run on 10 hits and one walk while striking out 10 over eight innings against the Braves on Thursday. He did not factor in the decision in the Dodgers' 2-1 win.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Five of the 10 hits against Kershaw came in the first two innings, and eight of the 10 hits were singles. With 10 strikeouts against one walk, Kershaw now has a 30:3 K:BB in 30 innings this season. He lines up for two mouth-watering home matchups next week (weather permitting), with the Marlins and Padres visiting on the homestand.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 month ago

Kershaw outdueled fellow lefty Madison Bumgarner, as he allowed two earned runs on five hits over seven innings against the Giants on Friday and improved to 2-0. Kershaw also struck out six and walked none.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Dodgers ace allowed two runs over eight innings in a start Saturday versus San Francisco, but he received a no-decision. so it was good to see him pick up the victory Friday. Kershaw continued his stellar start to the season, throwing 73 of his 107 pitches for strikes against the Giants. He also recorded first-pitch strikes to 23 of the 27 batters he faced and induced 13 swing-and-misses. Kershaw is on par to be an elite option once again in 2016.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 month ago

Kershaw did not factor into the decision in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning victory over the Giants. He surrendered four hits, two earned runs and a walk over eight innings. He struck out five

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Dodgers ace didn't quite meet with the same success as he did Opening Day in completely obliterating an overmatched Padres squad, but still turned in a stellar outing by almost any measure. His sole blemishes came in the form of the long ball, with opposing starter Madison Baumgarner touching up Kershaw for a solo shot in the second inning. Despite the hiccup, Kershaw did throw 60 of 91 pitches for strikes, and induced 12 swings-and-misses. He's looked in top form over his first two starts save for a couple of pitches, and forges ahead as one of the top arms in all of baseball.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 months ago

Kershaw (1-0) started dominating right out of the gate Monday, limiting the Padres to a single and a walk while striking out nine over seven scoreless innings in a 15-0 blowout.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kershaw's coming off a down year last season, by which we mean he had an ERA over 2.00. Of course, getting under that mark is extraordinarily challenging (which doesn't even come close to describing how amazing it is that he did it twice in a row), but outings like this one seem like a good start in that endeavor. He'll draw another NL West foe in the Giants on Saturday.