Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 days ago

Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

It comes as no surprise that the Dodgers will start their ace as soon as they begin their 2016 playoff run. Over 20 starts this season, Kershaw has posted a 1.65 ERA and 0.71 WHIP while recording a 32.6 percent K-rate and career-low 1.9 percent walk rate.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
6 days ago

Kershaw threw seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and walking nobody in a victory over the Rockies on Saturday. Kershaw also struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers ace looks to be fully back, having allowed just one run in his last three starts. Kershaw hasn't yielded an earned run in 19 straight frames. On Saturday, it took Kershaw just 23 batters to get through seven innings, as he retired four times. He is now 12-3 with a 1.65 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 168 strikeouts in 142.0 innings this season. Kershaw will pitch his final regular season game Friday against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Kershaw took a no-decision despite tossing six innings and allowing just one unearned run on three hits and a walk Monday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw struck out seven, his best total in his past four starts, an uncharacteristic strikeout lull for the dominant left-hander. Still, Monday's performance brings him to 162 strikeouts in just 129 innings. Most amazingly, though, the walk Kershaw allowed last night was just his 10th all season, giving him an absurd 12.9 K/BB. The best K/BB among qualified starters this season belongs to Rick Porcello of the Red Sox at just 5.8.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Kershaw was dominant Wednesday, throwing five scoreless innings and allowing just one hit while striking out five at Yankee Stadium.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw's night was cut short by a pair of rain delays, although he may have been on a pitch count anyways in his second start coming off a back injury. He needed just 64 pitches to get through five innings, and showed no signs of rust whatsoever, picking back up what was on-track to be another Cy Young year. Kershaw lowered his ERA to 1.81, but failed to earn his 12th win as the Dodgers couldn't manage a run until the top of the ninth. Kershaw's command has been legendary in 2016, as he has walked only nine batters while striking out 155. That 17.2 K:BB would shatter Phil Hughes' record of 11.6 set in 2014 should Kershaw throw enough innings down the stretch to qualify.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kershaw said that he was feeling well a day after Friday's start, and he still lines up to start Wednesday in New York, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

He even played catch Saturday, so it certainly seems like he made it out of Friday's start in good shape, even though the results of the start weren't what his owners were looking for. Kershaw noted that he will have to make some alterations in his legendary between-starts workouts, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, so he's obviously not 100 percent healthy. However, as long as he's able to take the ball every fifth day, his owners won't complain.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kershaw (back) pitched three innings against the Marlins in his return from the DL on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five. He did not walk a batter.

EDGE Analysis

J.T. Realmuto smacked Kershaw's sixth pitch for a home run, and Chris Johnson singled home Jeff Francoeur in the second to put the Dodgers in an early 2-0 hole. Kershaw only threw 66 pitches before being lifted for a pinch hitter, but there hasn't been any word of an injury setback, so it seems manager Dave Roberts just decided his ace had thrown enough high-stress pitches in his first start back. Kershaw lines up to start Wednesday against the Yankees on normal rest.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kershaw (back) was activated from the 60-day disabled list and is the starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Kershaw will make his return from a back injury Friday night after being out since June 26. His first test off the DL is a Miami squad competing for a Wild Card spot, although the left-hander fortunately gets to avoid the biggest bat in their lineup, as Giancarlo Stanton (groin) remains out of the lineup.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

Kershaw (back) will make his return to the Dodgers on Friday in Miami, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw dazzled in his last rehab outing, but the real question was whether or not the Dodgers would schedule him for another start in the minors to get his pitch count up. It sounds like that won't be necessary, as the ace lefty will make his long-awaited return Friday. The team may be careful with his pitch count early on, as their chances of postseason success are heavily dependent on the health of the southpaw.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

Kershaw (back) pitched three scoreless innings, striking out five and giving up one hit in his rehabilitation start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw needed just 34 pitches (23 strikes) to make it through three innings. The Quakes have qualified for the playoffs in the California League, so there will more opportunities to give Kershaw a start, should the Dodgers want to get his pitch count up. If they feel the one start is enough, we could see Kershaw back with the Dodgers to start Friday in Miami.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
1 month ago

Kershaw (back) will make a rehab start at High-A Rancho Cucamonga this weekend, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

After throwing a simulated game earlier in the week, Kershaw is ready for the next step in his rehab process and will pitch in a minor league game over the weekend. There's no word at this time regarding the pitch count for his start, but if all goes well, his next mound appearance could be in a Dodger uniform.