Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
1 month ago

Kershaw is lined up to start Game 6 of the NLCS, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers will apparently give Kenta Maeda the ball for Game 5, regardless of Wednesday's outcome in Game 4. Kershaw threw a bullpen session Wednesday, lining him up to start what could be a Game 6 clincher on an extra day's rest.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kershaw will start Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

He came in to close out Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday, and that will essentially serve as his bullpen session in between starts. Kershaw could now come back to start Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday and could also be available out of the bullpen in a potential Game 7 next weekend.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kershaw will start Tuesday in Game 4 of the Dodgers' NLDS matchup with the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw will be going on short rest Tuesday afternoon, but the Dodgers are down 2-1 in the series and want their top pitcher on the mound with their season on the line. Kershaw has beaten the Nationals twice this season, once on June 20 and also in Game 1 of this series.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kershaw could start Game 4 of the NLDS on short rest if the Dodgers lose the next two games, otherwise he wouldn't pitch again until a potential Game 5, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He gave up three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings in Game 1, and it was enough for him to get the win. Unless the Dodgers drop their next two games, Kershaw won't pitch until Game 5 of the NLDS or Game 1 of the NLCS.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kershaw (12-4) gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk over seven innings in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Giants. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

The dominant southpaw was highly efficient in only needing 82 pitches to get through seven frames, but was outdueled by rookie Ty Blach, who surprisingly stymied the Dodgers through eight scoreless innings. Kershaw wasn't his typically dominant self as evidenced his relatively low tally of nine swinging strikes, but certainly pitched welll enough to garner the victory in what was his third straight quality start. Despite the disappointing outcome, the team and Kershaw at least head into the playoffs knowing he appears to be back to full strength after a stint on the 60-day DL with a back injury this summer.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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
3 months 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 months 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.