Kershaw tied with ‘Otani Kungkong’, the 4th Cy Young Young dream… 1st place in most wins + 3rd place in strikeouts

Clayton Kershaw (35, LA Dodgers)’s old field is not unusual.

On the 21st (Korean time), Kershaw pitched 7 scoreless innings with 5K against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, leading the team to a 2-0 victory.바카라사이트

With this, Kershaw recorded his 9th win (4th loss) of the season, and rose to the top of the National League (NL) in most wins. The 6th place in innings (89⅓ innings), 4th place in ERA (2.72), and 3rd place in strikeouts (103) stand out in all fields. He also has impressive records, such as 6th in strikeout rate per 9 innings (10.38) and 8th in walks (2.32).

In particular, while the Dodgers, their team, which dreamed of winning the World Series, was shaking in 3rd place in the NL West and 3rd place in the wild card, it stands out even more as it plays a supporting role. This season, the Dodgers struggled, with starting resources such as Tony Gonsolin, Ryan Pepiot, Dustin May, and Julio Urias taking turns leaving due to injuries. ‘Thor’ Noah Syndergaard, who had high expectations, was also disappointed with his substandard skills.

But Kershaw is keeping the Dodgers mound. He is rumored to make a comeback in his hometown of Texas every winter, but he calls himself the ‘evergreen pine tree’ of the Dodgers.

Clayton Kershaw. USA Today Yonhap News
Previously, he had to face Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), who was humiliated by his local rival San Francisco Giants in a 3-game sweep, and is showing off his best hitting feeling. Kershaw accomplished that difficult mission. It was a presence comparable to that of its heyday. Ohtani tied Kershaw and the LA pitching staff with no hits and two strikeouts in four at-bats that day.

Reed Detmers, who faced Kershaw, also pitched 7 scoreless innings, but the Dodgers secured the victory by scoring 2 runs in the top of the 8th inning when he went down the mound. Caleb Ferguson, who took the mound in the bottom of the eighth, struck out Ohtani and Mike Trout in a row, and Evan Phillips finished the ninth.

According to the LA Times, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts praised him, saying, “I don’t have any more respect left to pay. It’s hard to imagine where the Dodgers would be without Kershaw.” Freddie Freeman also said, “A player who does it when we need him the most, that’s Kershaw. It’s been that way since 2008, and it’s still the same 15 years later.”

Kershaw has won the Cy Young Award three times (2011, 2013 and 2014). Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks), who is tied for the most wins with Kershaw, as well as Jack Gallen (Arizona), Spencer Strider (Atlanta Braves), and Jack Wheeler (Philadelphia Phillies) are being discussed as candidates for this year’s NL Cy Young Award.

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