Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Clayton Kershaw aims for the Triple Crown
Game notes from the Dodgers -
Clayton Kershaw takes his shot at becoming the 16th 20-game winner in Los Angeles Dodger history (last: Ramon Martinez, 20-6 in 1990) and also looks to extend his winning streak to a career-high seven games. The 23-year old would become the second-youngest 20-game winner in L.A. Dodger history behind Martinez, who was 22 in 1990, and has gone 6-0 with a 0.71 ERA (4 ER/51.0 IP)
in his last seven starts since Aug. 13.
Kershaw has won 10 straight home decisions dating to May 2 and is 11-1 with a 1.72 ERA (21 ER/110. IP) in 15 home starts. His home winning streak is tied for the fourth longest by a LA Dodger:
T1. Ed Roebuck 12 (6/4/60-8/29/62)
T1. Orel Hershiser 12 (9/30/84-10/2/85)
3. Chan Ho Park 11 (7/10/97-7/24/98)
T.4 Clayton Kershaw 10 (5/2/11-current)
T.4 Sandy Koufax 10 (5/4-7/22/64)
T.4 Don Sutton 10 (8/2/74-5/6/75)
The left-hander could also challenge to become the 31st overall and 16th National League pitcher to win the Triple Crown since 1900. Kershaw is currently second in the NL with 19 wins (one behind Ian Kennedy) and leads the league with a 2.30 ERA and 236 strikeouts in 31 starts.