He struck out 11 batters in the game without walking anyone and only allowed one run (a solo homer) on three hits to pick up the win.

[60] On August 23, he struck out Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals for his 200th strikeout of the season and became the 10th Dodger pitcher to record back-to-back 200 strikeout seasons and the first since Chan-Ho Park did it in the 2001 season. [181] He allowed only one run in six innings in the game while striking out eight, in the process passing John Smoltz for second place all-time in postseason strikeouts with 201. [108], Kershaw was honored after the season with player of the year awards from both The Sporting News[109] and Baseball America.

He has been honored with the Roberto Clemente Award and the Branch Rickey Award for his humanitarian work. Per Baseball-Reference.com. [137] He next pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits, in Game two of the 2016 National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. [7][8][9] He has led MLB in ERA five times, and was the first major league pitcher to do so in four consecutive years (2011–2014). He last left a postseason game under these circumstances in 2009, before he and Ellen were married.

[215] His father, Christopher George Kershaw, was a musician and won a Clio Award for his work. It was the first time since 2009 that Kershaw had not started the first game of the playoffs for the Dodgers. [43], On April 15, 2009, Kershaw pitched seven innings, striking out 13 batters while allowing only one hit (a solo home run) against the rival San Francisco Giants. Ellen Kershaw is the wife of Clayton Kershaw Professional, Baseball pitcher. He keeps the ball hidden so that it is hard for the batter to pick up the ball, and has a consistent overhand delivery on all of his pitches. [144] He returned to the mound on September 1,[145] but despite his extended absence, he went on to lead the National League in earned run average and wins. [86], Kershaw struck out 12 batters in seven innings in the first game of the 2013 National League Division Series. And then Clayton Kershaw, father, headed out of the interview room and into their arms. His parents divorced when he was 10, and he was raised by his mother. Kershaw was drafted seventh overall in the 2006 MLB draft. In 2013, Kershaw and his wife launched an yearly charity ping pong tournament labeled “Ping Pong 4 Goal,” aimed at raising capital for many noble causes. [42] He also pitched two innings out of the bullpen for the Dodgers in the 2008 National League Championship Series (NLCS) against the Philadelphia Phillies. After the trip, he announced his dream of building an orphanage in Lusaka, which he called "Hope's Home" after 11-year-old Hope, an HIV-positive child Kershaw met in Zambia. [126] He rebounded in game four, earning the win on three days' rest by allowing one run and three hits against eight strikeouts in seven innings on October 13.

His 2.44 career earned run average (ERA) and 1.01 walks plus hits per inning pitched rate (WHIP) are the lowest among starters in the live-ball era (minimum 1,000 innings pitched). Kershaw pitched a no-hitter on June 18, 2014, becoming the 22nd Dodger to do so. [28] On August 6, he was promoted to the Double-A Jacksonville Suns in the Southern League,[29] where he produced a 1–2 record and 3.65 ERA in five starts[30] and was selected as the top prospect in the Dodgers organization heading into the 2008 season. During this stretch, he allowed only two earned runs, lowering his ERA to 1.91. [130] He picked up his 100th strikeout on May 29, while only walking five batters within that period. [127] Kershaw finished third in the National League Cy Young Award voting, placing behind teammate Zack Greinke and eventual winner Jake Arrieta.[128].

[37] He made his MLB debut on May 25, starting against the St. Louis Cardinals. Kershaw also walked 91 batters, which was second most in the National League (NL). [175] On August 20, he passed Don Drysdale for the second-most strikeouts in franchise history. He is one of two pitchers in MLB history, along with Max Scherzer, with 15 strikeouts in a game while allowing no hits and no walks. On November 19, 2016, in addition they welcomed their second child, a boy called Charley Clayton. [192], As noted by many teammates, Kershaw is a perfectionist. In Game 1 he pitched four innings and gave up five runs in an 8–4 loss,[165] and in Game 5 he pitched seven innings and allowed four runs, including three home runs as the Red Sox won the Series 4–1; it was the Dodgers' second straight World Series defeat. Finish the game cheering on your teammates.”, Afterward, the manager explained, “Fans, players get caught up in emotion. He hopes the image they retain will be one of their father triumphant, not traumatized. Bio: Son, Married, Occupation, Now, High School, Today, Matt Ryan’s Wiki: Wife, Career, Net Worth, Salary, High School, Kids, Child, Mick Foley’s Bio: Daughter, Wife, Net Worth, Family, Weight, Weight Loss, Jesse Palmer’s Wiki: Marriage, Brother, Net Worth, Son, Salary, Family, Kids, Mitch Grassi’s Wiki: Married, Sister, Family, Son, Wedding, Now, Kids, Affair, Where’s Elijah Wood today?

It was the first home run Kershaw had allowed in his career to a left-handed batter off his curveball. [216], On December 4, 2010, Kershaw married his girlfriend of seven years, Ellen Melson.

[88] He was also selected to the Sporting News NL All-Star team, the fourth Dodger pitcher to be named to the team twice (after Koufax, Valenzuela and Don Newcombe). It's just not a good feeling to let your teammates down, let everybody down. [178] Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start in the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves because of back spasms[179] and started Game 4 instead, where he allowed four runs in five innings for his first loss of the 2020 postseason. Turner HR backs Kershaw Gm. To accomplish his goal, Kershaw pledged a donation of $100 per strikeout recorded in 2011.

[104] Many experts called his 2014 season one of the best pitching seasons in recent memory. Being a left-handed strikeout pitcher and playing for the Dodgers has drawn Kershaw comparisons to Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. He also struck out the first seven batters in the game, breaking a Dodger record previously held by Andy Messersmith (1973) and one short of the major league record. He led the National League in numerous categories once again, such as ERA, ERA+, Wins, Win %, WHIP, IP/GS, SO/9, Strikeout-to-walk ratio, complete games, FIP, and Wins Above Replacement for both pitchers and all NL players. Congratulations @ClaytonKersh22 and @ellenkershaw!pic.twitter.com/5eccaETGkR", "Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw keeps the faith", "Like it or not, Kershaw is about living by the book", "Clayton Kershaw makes appearance on 'New Girl' after Super Bowl", "Kershaw's Challenge – Strikeout to Serve", "Sherrington: Ex-Highland Park star Kershaw's an ace when giving back", "Joe Torre: Baseball can unite Cuba and the USA", "Trio of Dodgers assists Habitat for Humanity", "Kershaw's Challenge – Peacock Foundation", "Clayton Kershaw, Jimmy Kimmel Host "Ping Pong 4 Purpose" at Dodger Stadium", 2006 Major League Baseball draft first round selections, GIBBY/This Year in Baseball Starting Pitcher of the Year Award, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Clayton_Kershaw&oldid=986415220, National League Most Valuable Player Award winners, National League Pitching Triple Crown winners, United States national baseball team players, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, May 25, 2008, for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sports Council Sportsman of the Year, Texas Professional Baseball Player of the Year Award, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 31 October 2020, at 18:28.

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