Fellow Dodger fans, we really are spoiled. When I watch a game last night and follow what fans are saying online, it’s pretty obvious that we are spoiled babies. The source of this spoiling is Clayton Kershaw. He’s too good to us, and I’m not sure anyone of us actually deserves him. It’s easy to get lulled into a sense that every start should be like a Kershaw start – zero to one runs, double digit strikeouts and maybe a good hit from the pitcher, as well. There aren’t many other teams that can have that kind of an expectation, but we find a way.
Here are some of the things that have been said about our hero lately…
#Dodgers Clayton Kershaw since start of June — 8-0, 0.74 ERA (5 R in 61 IP), 80 K, 31 H, 6 BB, .146 opp BA. How can anyone else start ASG?
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 11, 2014
Kershaw is 1st in MLB history to win 8 cons. starts in a single season with at least 80 K and a sub-1 ERA in that span – via @EliasSports
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 11, 2014
If Kershaw wins tonight w/7+ K, he’ll join Koufax (’66) & Marichal (’67) as only P in 100 yrs. to W 8 straight GS w/7+ K. (Stats LLC)
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 10, 2014
i'm not saying this tweet convinced kershaw to shave his beard but i'm also not saying it didn't https://t.co/zibYHmljFC
— Lana Berry (@Lana) July 11, 2014
But, I think my favorite Kershaw update was this video resurrected by Josh Tucker, soon-to-be-former Dodger social media stud, and brought to my eyes by True Blue LA. This is Clayton Kershaw’s perfect game when he was in high school. I don’t know if that’s really clear enough… it was a PERFECT game. Not only did he get every man out with no walks or errors, he did it by striking them all out. All 15 batter he faced went down by strikeout. AND he hit a homerun. Just watch the awesomeness…
The end can be a bit confusing, but remember… this is high school ball. Clayton’s team needed the runs to end the game by the 10 run mercy rule. Unbelievable.
In other words, people have been expecting a lot from Clayton for a long time. Who are we to stop that now?