No June Gloom for Dodgers’ Kershaw

By EGP Staff Report

EGP photo by Fred Zermeno

EGP photo by Fred Zermeno

Call Him Amazing. June was quite a month for Los Angeles Dodgers three time, All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw. He accomplished in one month what some pitchers can’t accomplish in an entire season. On Sunday, the two-time Cy Young winner extended his best consecutive scoreless innings with 28 pitches over 7 innings, striking out 13 batters in a 6-0 shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium, giving the team three wins in the four game series against the Cardinals.

Kershaw went 6-0 in June with an 0.82 ERA, 61 strikeouts and just four walks.

But the highlight of the month came June 18 with Kershaw’s spectacular no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies, the best hitting team in the Majors. Kershaw’s feat, the 22nd no-hitter in Dodger history, came in front of a hometown crowd of 46,000 at Chavez Ravine. Only an error by injured shortstop Hanley Ramirez stood between Kershaw and a perfect game.

On June 22, Kershaw was named MLB’s National League Player of the Week.

In the last 21 days, the Dodgers have gone from nine and a half games back to a first place tie with the San Francisco Giants as of Monday. With third baseman Juan Uribe and catcher A.J. Ellis back in the lineup, the Dodgers appear poised to continue on all cylinders. The team travels to Detroit and Colorado this weekend, returning home July 10 for a series against the San Diego Padres leading into the All Star break on July 15.

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