Kershaw defies explanation: 8 innings pitched, 11 Ks, an amazing snag and a triple at the plate
Kershaw defies explanation: 8 IP, 11 Ks, amazing snag
I can't do it anymore. I give up. There are simply no more adjectives I can use to describe Clayton Kershaw. The fastball, curveball, slider combo that is simply unhittable. The statistics that aren't just video game numbers -- they're video game numbers when you're playing on "Rookie" with the difficulty sliders turned all the way down. Coming into Wednesday night's action against the Giants with the NL West crown on the line, Kershaw was 20-3 with a 1.80 ERA and 228 strikeouts.
And then he made this snag on the mound, moving like Ralph Maccio in the Karate Kid.
And then, as if that wasn't enough, Kershaw drove in the Dodgers first run of the game with this two-out gap triple. It was the first three-bagger of his career:
I mean, c'mon! It's not fair for someone to be that good!
Oh yeah, and Kershaw went eight innings giving up one run with eleven strikeouts, lowering his season ERA to 1.77. Which is somehow even lower than the 1.83 mark Kershaw had when he won the Cy Young last season.