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Monday, April 16, 2018

Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 in Dodgers’ 7-2 victory over Diamondbacks | LA Times

That the Dodgers reported for work in last place in the National League West for the first time in three years did not particularly worry the men in uniform. It was April, after all. They would win one of these days, and Clayton Kershaw would be their pitcher on this day.

“If there’s anyone you want to take the mound in a game like this, it’s Clayton,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

A game like this? Three consecutive losses overall, five consecutive losses to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and maybe the manager really was branding the 14th game of a 162-game schedule as a must-win.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2018 at 01:19 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: clayton kershaw, dodgers

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Who’s in Command Here?!?

If you tell me you expected to see Javier Vasquez among these names, you’re either a wizard or a liar.


Thursday, March 01, 2018

Clayton Kershaw’s Next Contract | FanGraphs Baseball

He’s been great. His back problems the last couple of years could scare the Dodgers enough to keep them from offering him a seven-year deal. Would Kershaw agree to language which protects the Dodgers while choosing to not push them to the very top of the market?

Whether Kershaw and the Dodgers work out an extension before he opts out or he pulls the trigger, hits the open market, and signs a new deal, it’s reasonable to assume that his new pact will be a seven-year one. Not only did he (and agent J.D. Smart) go to that length before, but so have CC Sabathia (2009-15), Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander (both 2013-19), Masahiro Tanaka (2014-20), Max Scherzer (2015-21), David Price (2016-22), and Stephen Strasburg (2017-23). That’s eight out of the 10 largest contracts ever handed out to pitchers, with the six-year deals of Jon Lester (2015-20) and Zack Greinke (2016-21) representing the exceptions.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 01, 2018 at 09:42 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: clayton kershaw, dodgers

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Let’s hope this is not the last year of Clayton Kershaw in a Dodgers uniform

How will his back hold up this season?

Jim Furtado Posted: February 27, 2018 at 06:51 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: clayton kershaw, dodgers

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Clayton Kershaw on World Series loss: ‘Maybe one of these days I won’t fail’ | CBS Sports

“Maybe one of these days I won’t fail, we won’t fail and we’ll win one of these things,’’ Kershaw said, finding little consolation in the team’s 104 regular-season victories. “…There’s only one team that can succeed. There’s only one team that wins the last game, so that’s tough.

“I think once the dust settles and we go home, we can realize that we had a pretty amazing season and we finished in second place, which nobody cares about or remembers.’‘

Well, there it is, the saddest thing I’ll ever read.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: November 02, 2017 at 08:10 PM | 54 comment(s)
  Beats: clayton kershaw, sad trombone

Monday, October 30, 2017

More frustration for Clayton Kershaw | LA Times

In the most important start of his career, Kershaw failed to deliver. In the franchise’s most crucial game in nearly three decades, he unraveled.

Again.

The Dodgers provided Kershaw with a four-run advantage. He couldn’t protect it. They broke the stalemate by scoring another three runs for him. He couldn’t preserve that lead, either.


 

 

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