Clayton Kershaw looked great to guide the Dodgers to another victory, this time by a 5-2 scoreboard over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Being the 102nd victory of the season for those led by Dave Roberts, who tied up the West of the old circuit days ago.
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The three-time Cy Young Award winner once again displayed his excellent control on the mound, earning his ninth win of the year, working six innings; in which he allowed six hits, one run (which came on a fifth-inning fielder’s grounder), while he struck out 10 and walked none.
Thanks to this, he equaled Curt Schilling in third place all time with the most games without walks and registering double figures in guillotined rivals. (see next box)
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Similarly, Kershaw reached 2,787 career strikeouts, falling just 16 short of matching Cy Young for 24th all-time.
Kershaw imitated again by injuries
Now, Clayton Kershaw’s 2022 season has been shortened again by injuries. Despite this, in his last subsequent outings he has shown his worth and his delivery to the Dodgers uniform, in addition to continuing to strengthen his arguments to be a future Hall of Fame.
However, the native of Dallas scored his 194th lifetime award in the Majors. So if he hadn’t been on the disabled list a couple of times, we would be talking about the left-hander probably having 200 laurels. Something that only Don Drysdale (209) and Don Sutton (233) have done in the history of the franchise that began its journey in Brooklyn in 1884.
Closing all train and ensuring the “bye”
In four starts since returning from the disabled list, the Dodgers left-hander has a 1.50 ERA with a pair of wins (no losses), 29 strikeouts, four walks and a 0.75 WHIP in 24 innings. Rivals hit him in that span for an average of .165.
For their part, with their win against the DBacks, the Dodgers secured a break during the first round of the playoffs and will start the Division Series at home on October 11.