Clayton Kershaw Picks Up MVP Too, Mike Trout Finally Snags One

Clayton Kershaw followed-up his NL Cy Young win by taking home the NL MVP trophy too, becoming the first person to sweep those awards since Bob Gibson did so while playing for the Cardinals in 1968. The Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton—whose candidacy might have been sunk when he took a fastball to the face and… » 11/13/14 7:42pm 11/13/14 7:42pm

Clayton Kershaw Is Great. But Pedro Martinez Was More Dominant.

When Clayton Kershaw is inducted into the Hall of Fame some day, we may well look back on this year as his best. For most batters, their only hope of hitting him this season was to swing at the first pitch hoping for a fastball. As ridiculous as his numbers are, though—a 21-3 record with a 1.77 ERA and 239 strikeouts… » 11/13/14 3:37pm 11/13/14 3:37pm

Cardinals Beat Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw On Three-Run Homer

The crucial talking point preceding Game 4 between the Dodgers and Cardinals was "sample size." That mainly had to do with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly's decision to bench Yasiel Puig and start Andre Ethier in the outfield instead because of Puig's struggles in the first three games of the series. At least, we're… » 10/07/14 9:00pm 10/07/14 9:00pm

Clayton Kershaw Nails Jimmy Kimmel In The Face With A Baseball

Do you want to see Clayton Kershaw hit Jimmy Kimmel in his face with a baseball? You're in luck! It's not an actual baseball, and Kershaw isn't exactly laying it in there, because that would all be too gruesome for late night TV. But the sound, and the sight of Kimmel getting it right in the face, are still satisfying. » 7/29/14 12:25pm 7/29/14 12:25pm

Clayton Kershaw Was Unreal Over His 41-Inning Scoreless Streak

Until the sixth inning of last night's game against the Padres, Clayton Kershaw hadn't allowed a run since June 13. The Dodgers lefty spun one of the greatest nine-inning games ever pitched in his June 18 no-hitter against the Rockies, and then just continued to reel off scoreless gems against the Royals, Cardinals,… » 7/11/14 12:13pm 7/11/14 12:13pm

A Quick Look At Perfect Games Vs. No-Hitters Throughout MLB History

On Wednesday Clayton Kershaw threw the 283rd no-hitter in baseball history. What separated Kershaw's no-hitter from becoming a perfect game was a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning that allowed the only Rockie player all night to reach first. The chart above, which comes from Redditor… » 6/20/14 3:15pm 6/20/14 3:15pm

All 15 Of Clayton Kershaw's No-Hitter Strikeout Pitches In One GIF

When Clayton Kershaw came within one error of a perfect game Wednesday night, he added "no-hitter" to a list of accolades and achievements that already included three ERA titles, two Cy Young awards, and a Triple Crown. In fact, he did more than that—going by Bill James's old game score metric, he pitched the… » 6/20/14 1:45pm 6/20/14 1:45pm

Clayton Kershaw's No-Hitter Was Inexpressibly Ridiculous

Clayton Kershaw is the kind of pitcher who can win two National League Cy Young awards in three years for one of the most glamorous teams in baseball and still go a little underappreciated. Maybe it's because so much of the country sleeps through so many of his starts; maybe it's because he's not the most exciting guy… » 6/19/14 11:38am 6/19/14 11:38am

Ellen Kershaw's Reaction To Her Husband's No-Hitter Was Great

One of the best things about Clayton Kershaw's dominant no-hitter is the fact that Kershaw's wife, Ellen, was there to witness the whole thing in person. The broadcast showed Ellen watching nervously from the stands throughout the night, but things really got good when her husband finally recorded the last out. » 6/19/14 10:27am 6/19/14 10:27am

Dodgers To Start Clayton Kershaw Tonight On Short Rest

Had they lost last night, the Dodgers let it be known, they would have considered starting Clayton Kershaw tonight in what would have been an elimination game. Sensible enough—Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball, after all! No reason not to start him in an elimination game. But then they went out and whipped the… » 10/07/13 6:25pm 10/07/13 6:25pm