Dodgers' Kershaw Wins Second Consecutive NL Honor - NBC Southern California
Triple Threat
Covering sports across Southern California

Dodgers' Kershaw Wins Second Consecutive NL Honor

The 26-year-old is must-see-TV every time he takes the mound



    Clayton Kershaw is hoarding NL Pitcher of the Month Awards in case the world comes to an end.

    He picked up his second straight award for July, in further showing he owns the league. He’s also the first Dodger pitcher to do that since April-May 1975 when Hall of Famer Don Sutton did it.

    Kershaw now has four. He won the honor in 2011, 2013 and in June. Looks like he decided to win this latest one to make up for the gap in 2012.

    The stats, of course, are impressive: 4-0 record, NL best 1.07 ERA, three complete games, opposing hitters had a .165 AVG, he struck out 43 batters in 42 innings and walk only four. And, his last three starts came against the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves, three teams they could face in the playoffs.

    NewsConference: The Return of Vin Scully

    [LA] NewsConference: The Return of Vin Scully
    Vin Scully has been in the Dodger announcing booth since 1950, the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports. This week, he announced he would be back for another season in 2015.
    (Published Friday, Aug. 1, 2014)

    I hope Kershaw has mantle space left, because we’ve still got two months left in the season.