Clayton Kershaw


Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw and a game of chicken

Everything coming out of the Dodgers’ front office so far this winter has pointed to reducing player salaries and building around young talent. This doesn’t mean the collective wallet will be closed. I still think the Dodgers end up with Zack Greinke or David Price. But if they don’t, their best and most attractive trade…


The Clayton Kershaw Plan For Game 4

I don’t fault the Dodgers for deciding to go with Clayton Kershaw on three days rest in Game 4. It’s better than relying on Alex Wood, right? And you can complain about how they didn’t go get a better third starter — as though the injuries to Brandon McCarthy or Hyun-jin Ryu never happened, or…


Clayton Kershaw and Being Hit Hard

Clayton Kershaw has a 4.24 ERA in mid-May. This is obviously not something we have seen in a long time (other than last year, with many fewer innings), and worth looking at in more depth. However, it needs to be looked more than asking “What’s Wrong With Clayton Kershaw,” because it’s entirely possible that nothing’s wrong. Kershaw’s…


D-Backs 6, Dodgers 0: That Was Bad And Not Fun

Man, this game was dumb. So dumb, in fact, that I’m not even sure which storyline deserves top billing. Is it… Clayton Kershaw allowing 13 baserunners and six runs (five earned)? The Dodgers managing one hit in Archie Bradley‘s major league debut, and two overall? Or Justin Turner and Juan Uribe both getting hurt within about…