Clayton Kershaw has been one of the best — maybe the best — pitcher for years now. The 29-year-old lefthanded ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched his first complete game of 2017 against the Kansas City Royals, and is was a dominant, historical performance. Check it out:
He became the first pitcher in MLB history to strike out 13 pitchers by throwing less than 100 pitches. How dominant was it? Only four other pitchers in major league history had as many as 12 strikeouts when throwing fewer than 100 pitches in a game — Sandy Koufax, Cliff Lee, Carlos Carrasco and Felix Hernandez. But then again, we’re used to dominance from the 29-year-old Kershaw, who is now 13-2 with a 2.19 ERA and 0.892 WHIP.