Clayton Kershaw was dominant in two outings this past week and now Major League Baseball has recognized his accomplishments!
Here’s a brief recap of what Clayton did during Opening Week.
-Shut out the Giants on Opening Day, going 9 innings, striking out 7, giving up only 4 hits and walking 0.
-As if shutting the Giants out wasn’t enough, Clayton added insult to injury when he broke up a scoreless tie leading off the Bottom of the 8th with a long home run to Center off of Giants reliever George Kontos.
-Kershaw continued his dominance Saturday night against the Pirates, pitching 7 more shutout innings, striking out 9, and walking 1 while giving up only 2 hits.
-The one walk Kershaw allowed was to Russell Martin with 2 out in the Top of the 7th. 3 pitches later, he picked Martin off first base to end the inning.
-The final line on Clayton Kershaw for Opening Week: 16 IP, 16K, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 Hits, 1 BB, a 2-0 record.
Congratulations Clayton Kershaw, a well-deserved Player of the Week Award!