Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 3 days 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 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 months ago

Kershaw tossed five shutout innings against the Rockies on Sunday and now has allowed one run in 10 innings this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kershaw remains the only true first-round fantasy selection among starting pitchers. He faced a fair number of Colorado's projected starters Sunday and appears ready to go.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 months ago

Kershaw will be the Dodgers' Opening Day starter, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is a very strong contender for least surprising news of the offseason. Kershaw enters 2016 as a top contender for the Cy Young, and is surrounded by solid, but not spectacular, pitchers in Scott Kazmir, Brett Anderson, and Kenta Maeda.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 7 months ago

Kershaw will start Game 4 for the Dodgers on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kershaw being named the starter shouldn't come as a surprise, as the Dodgers will give the ball to their ace in what will be an elimination game one way or another. He'll oppose a youngster in the Mets' 24-year-old Steven Matz.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 7 months ago

Kershaw allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out 11 over 6.2 innings against the Mets on Friday, dropping Game 1 of the NLDS.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Daniel Murphy, who had just one homer off a lefty in 126 regular-season at-bats, went yard against Kershaw to put the Mets on the board in the fourth inning. Kershaw was pulled after loading the bases in the seventh, and Pedro Baez promptly allowed two inherited runs to score on a single by David Wright. Jacob deGrom outperformed Kershaw on the other side, tossing seven scoreless with 13 strikeouts, and Kershaw has now taken the loss in five straight postseason starts.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 7 months ago

Kershaw is scheduled to throw an abbreviated start Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kershaw will throw on regular rest, but with the playoffs right around the corner, manager Don Mattingly is expected to be conservative with his ace. The lefty is already just seven innings away from his single-season career-high mark, and has crushed his personal best strikeout number (294). He could conceivably be removed from the contest shortly after fanning his 300th batter of the year. Even though it's Clayton Kershaw, his upside might be limited in daily formats.