Clayton Kershaw is showing no hang-over effect since throwing a no-hitter on June 18th. Since the no-no Kershaw has thrown 15-consecutive scoreless innings, including shutting out the Cardinals on Sunday to extend his scoreless streak to 28-innings.
Kershaw is now 31-innings away from tying Orel Hershiser’s scoreless streak of 59-innings, with 2 more starts (Rockies and Padres) before the all-star break Kershaw’s next challenge will be the Rockies at Coors Field. If Kershaw can get past the Rockies the competition will get a little tougher with the Cardinals, Pirates, Giants and the Braves in the month of July. If there is a pitcher up to the challenge, Kershaw would be the one I would put my money on.
Continued dominance by Kershaw along with Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett, Dan Haren, and Hyun-Jin Ryu; and if Hanley Ramirez can get back to the Hanley of last season, the Dodgers will be a force to reckon with in the West.
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Clayton Kershaw in a short time has won just about every major award pitching (Pitching Triple Crown, CY Young (2011 and 2013), and Gold Glove), and now Kershaw can add no-hitter to his list of accomplishments.
Last night Kershaw turned in a dominate performance in no-hitting the Colorado Rockies.
“I’ve seen some great pitching performances, but it’s tough to be any better than Kershaw,” Colorado manager Walt Weiss
Throwing only 107 pitches, Kershaw fanned 15-Rockies! Usually when you have that many strikeouts you throw a lot of pitches due to deep counts, but Kershaw was just mowing them down with what seemed to be little effort.
After signing a 7-year $215 million contract extension, Kershaw had a slow start to the season with a back injury. Since coming off the disabled list Kershaw is back to usual dominance and showing he is worth every penny.
It will be interesting to see how Kershaw will follow-up his no-hitter. As I mentioned earlier no-hitters usually include high pitch counts and pitchers some time suffer a hangover effect in their next start. With Kershaw only throwing 107 pitches he should be pretty fresh for his next start.