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Clayton Kershaw Becomes First Pitcher To Win NL MVP Since 1968

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 11.14.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end. Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MV...

Are Baseball Writers Discriminating Against Craig Kimbrel?

John A. Tures | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

Once again, baseball writers are about to discriminate against a talented player for merely being the best at his position. If the sport was more about being a meritocracy, we would have a few more votes for Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel for the Cy Young Award.

How Would You Feel If You Were Clayton Kershaw?

Eric Trules | Posted 12.20.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

It's bad enough having to drive by Dodger Stadium four times a week on my way to work. Down Academy Road, along Stadium Way, onto the 110 South. P...

Sport and Society for Arete-Baseball

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The playoffs opened September 30 with the Wild Card Game in the American League where the Kansas City Royals showed up as the surprise guest and host. Over and over again came the reminders that the Royals had not been in post-season play since 1985 when they won the World Series.

Kershaw Fails Once Again Against The Cardinals

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 10.08.2014 | Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was again cruising through the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup, this time allowing one hit and striking out nine over s...

WATCH: Late Homer Off Kershaw Sends Cardinals To NLCS

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, thr...

Hubris, and How Matt Kemp's Swing Saved LA (For the Moment)

Eric Trules | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

Thanks to Matt Kemp and his beautiful, empathetic swing, we still have the Dodgers. At least for another day or two. Let's see what the Gods have in store for them in Game 3 in St. Louis Monday. Hold your breath, LA, it might be another lesson in... humility.

Kershaw Concludes Brilliant Season on Mound, Jolts Dodgers Into Playoffs

Dan Karpuc | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Kershaw leads the entire MLB in ERA, wins, WHIP, strikeouts per nine innings, complete games, and winning percentage, while also placing in the top-5 in strikeouts, average allowed, strikeouts per walk ratio, and hits per nine innings. He picked up wins in each of his last seven starts.

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Clayton Kershaw Has Real Potential to Be Most Dominant Lefty Ever

Dan Karpuc | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Clayton Kershaw just pitched the best month in MLB history in June, going 6-0 with a 0.82 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 44.0 innings of work. Kershaw is the only pitcher in MLB history to be unbeaten with that many wins, that many strikeouts, and an ERA that low in a single calendar month.

MLB Midseason Awards: See Which Stars Take Home the Baseball's Most Prestigious Awards

Dave Kreissman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

Yes, I know we have of the games left in the 2014 MLB regular season. But still, somebody has to predict who will taking home baseball's biggest awards by season's end (and who'd deserve these awards if the season ended today).

Predicting Who Will Throw the Next No-Hitter

Dan Karpuc | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Throwing a no-hitter has long been one of the most coveted feats in the entire world of sports because of its rare occurrence. However, this significance has been lost in recent years. Let that soak in for a second.

NO-HITTER!

AP | JOE RESNICK | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of Cy Young Awards, three straight major league ERA titles, a 20-win season — and now a no-hitter. There ...

What if the Dodgers Don't Win the Pennant This Year?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Los Angeles Dodgers, pre-season favorites according to most baseball analysts and experts, are currently in first place in the NL West and have the best record in baseball after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks in a two game opening series in Australia.

REPORT: Dodgers' Ace Lands Historic Contract

AP | By BETH HARRIS | Posted 03.17.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the ...

And The Cy Young Awards Go To...

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer did most everything on the mound this season — led the majors in wins, started the All-Star game, helped put his team...

Cardinals Win Pitchers Duel To Take Game 2

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning with zero margin for error and the St. Louis Cardinals silenced t...

WATCH: Late Homer Seals Series For Dodgers

AP | By BETH HARRIS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the celebration raged around them, Sandy Koufax sought out Clayton Kershaw in the hazy mist of the clubhouse for a hug. ...

Kerhsaw Starting On Short Rest

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers turned to their ace in a bid to win the National League division series. Clayton Kershaw replaced Ri...

Kershaw K's 12 In NLDS Game 1

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Clayton Kershaw finally has his first postseason win. He made sure it was one to remember....

Kershaw Dominates Braves

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the playoffs looking intent on ending that quarter-century drought sinc...

Platitudes and Tautologies in Post-Season Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

With eight teams still left in the playoffs, baseball's biggest post-season battle, the one between platitude and tautologies, can begin.

What Is a Pitcher For?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

On August 25th of this year, Matt Harvey, the star pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered an injury that will require Tommy John surgery and cost him the rest of this season and most of the next one.

Done It Again

AP | MIKE WISNIEWSKI | Posted 10.18.2013 | Los Angeles

PHILADELPHIA — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly summed it up nicely after Clayton Kershaw became the latest Los Angeles starter to shut down the si...

The Beautiful People Are Back At Chavez Ravine!

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 10.14.2013 | Los Angeles

The beautiful people are back, and actor Danny DeVito dropped by the other night, too. Dodger Stadium was always a place to be seen, but now they come...