Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 months ago1 Comment

Manager Dave Roberts announced that Kershaw will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Yankees or Astros on Tuesday, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw tossed six innings of one-run ball in Thursday's NLCS-clinching win over the Cubs, setting himself up to face off against the American League champions on a full four days of rest. Kershaw faced the Yankees once last season (five scoreless innings) but hasn't faced the Astros since 2015.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 months ago

Kershaw will start Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Thursday, Tyler Kepner of The New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers were unable close out the series -- losing 3-2 to the Cubs on Wednesday -- so Kershaw will get the ball for Game 5 on Thursday as he looks to send Los Angeles to its first World Series since 1988. He allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four batters in five innings during his Game 1 start against Chicago.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
3 months ago2 Comments

Manager Dave Roberts announced that Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLCS against either the Cubs or Nationals on Saturday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the Dodgers' ace will be on the mound to kick off the best-of-seven set against the winner of Thursday's Cubs vs. Nationals matchup. Kershaw allowed four runs over 4.1 innings in his lone start against the Cubs this season and tossed seven innings of one-run ball in his outing against the Nationals.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
4 months ago

Kershaw allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks over four innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw only threw 57 pitches in Saturday's outing, which isn't much of a surprise as manager Dave Roberts had announced that the Dodgers would limit their ace's usage so that he could be fresh for the postseason. While it wasn't his most stellar outing by any means, Kershaw was able to avoid being tagged with a loss. Over the course of the 2017 campaign, Kershaw went 18-4 over 27 starts and turned in a shining 2.31 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. While he did miss a few starts to a back injury, Kershaw proved to be a premier fantasy option when healthy, as he turned in his fifth straight season with an ERA below the 2.50 mark.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
4 months ago

Manager Dave Roberts announced Tuesday that Kershaw will be on a pitch limit in his upcoming Saturday start against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Kershaw isn't dealing with any sort of injury, the Dodgers will still tread cautiously with their ace during his final start of the season. It's unclear how brief his outing will be, but season-long fantasy owners should still feel confident inserting Kershaw into the starting lineups. His DFS appeal is obviously capped by his potential short outing, however.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
4 months ago

Kershaw (18-4) completed eight innings Sunday against the Giants, allowing just one run on eight hits while striking out six on his way to the victory.

EDGE Analysis

It was the most dominant outing we've ever seen, but it certainly got the job done for Los Angeles. The only blemish on Kershaw's stat line came on a Mac Williamson home run in the eighth inning, but the southpaw still managed to get out of the inning with the lead intact. With a playoff spot already locked down, the ace southpaw will probably make only one more start during the regular season, likely coming during the team's trip to Colorado next weekend.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
4 months ago

Kershaw (17-4) allowed four runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six batters through six innings to take the loss against Philadelphia on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Kershaw allowed the first grand slam of his career to Aaron Altherr in the sixth inning, which was enough for Philadelphia to take the win. The long ball has been a bit more of a problem for Kershaw this season, as his 1.2 HR/9 is a career high. However, he's still sporting an elite 2.26 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 10.7 K/9 for the campaign. There's a risk that the Dodgers choose to skip one of Kershaw's upcoming starts if there is nothing to play for, especially considering having him healthy is critical to Los Angeles' postseason hopes. Kershaw lines up to make his next start at Dodger Stadium against San Francisco.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
4 months ago

Kershaw (17-3) gave up two runs -- one earned -- over six innings en route to a win over the Giants on Tuesday. He struck out six while allowing eight hits and a walk.

EDGE Analysis

This wasn't exactly a vintage Kershaw outing, but it certainly represents a notable rebound after his ugly start against the Rockies. Of course, the fact that a game like this ranks among the superstar lefty's less appealing starts tells you all you need to know about just how amazing he is -- as does the fact that his spectacular 0.92 WHIP actually represents a four-year high.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
4 months ago

Kershaw (16-3) took the loss Thursday, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks over 3.2 innings against the Rockies. He struck out seven.

EDGE Analysis

It was tough sledding from the start, as Kershaw gave up four straight hits to begin the game, including a three-run homer to Nolan Arenado. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it was the first time in his career that Kershaw allowed a hit to each of the first four batters he faced. The walks were also uncharacteristic, but Kershaw has a history of bouncing back with a fury after rough outings like this. He lines up to face the Giants in San Francisco next week.

Clayton Kershaw
SP LAD
5 months ago

Kershaw (16-2) allowed just two hits over six shutout innings and struck out seven to earn the win Friday night against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

So much for rust. In his first game back since a back injury took him out of action July 23, Kershaw was in midseason form. Despite facing a 75-pitch limit, Kershaw easily completed six innings, as he tossed 53 strikes in his 70 pitches and didn't allow a ball to reach the outfield. His ERA is once again below 2.00 as he now has a legitimate chance to post sub-2.00 ERAs in two consecutive years, just as he did in 2013 and 2014.