And now for a small appreciation for the continuing wonder that is
Kershaw has now thrown 36 consecutive scoreless innings, trailing only Orel Hershiser (59) and Don Drysdale (58), tops for both the team and the majors.
No less than Hershiser, on a team TV broadcast, apparently said during his eight innings of scoreless baseball Friday in Denver that Kershaw was the best pitcher he has ever seen. I say apparently because the team's Twitter account repeated it and some 70% of the Los Angeles area actually missed it.
The TV situation is a continuing local sports tragedy because Kershaw is putting together something truly exceptional. He is a once-in-a-generation player, that wondrous match of supreme talent and determined work ethic.
He has been special for awhile now, of course, as two
“We’ve been seeing this for awhile now,” Mattingly said after Kershaw blanked the
Certainly Kershaw has had incredible stretches –- nay, seasons –- before, but that doesn't mean Kershaw might not be taking his talent to an even higher level.
His catcher and close friend,
This is a special time for a special pitcher who is only 26.
It’s why outfielder