For his finale,
In his final appearance of the regular season before pitching the playoff opener, Kershaw was again dominant Friday in the
Kershaw threw six scoreless innings before exiting the game and the season with a baseball-best 1.83 earned-run average. That goes along with his 16-9 record and National League-best 232 strikeouts. It's the third consecutive season he's had the lowest ERA in the major leagues. He also leads the majors in WHIP -- walks and hits allowed per innings pitched -- at 0.92.
Those numbers are likely to earn Kershaw his second Cy Young Award. He won his first in 2011 and came in second in the voting last season.
Kershaw, 25, is the first pitcher to lead the majors in ERA three consecutive seasons since Greg Maddux (1993-95).
Friday's game was no contest against a Rockies team that, to be honest, did not look all that interested. In his six innings, Kershaw struck out eight and did not walk a batter. All four hits he gave up were singles, and he picked off one baserunner.
Just a little in control.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers were lining drives all around and out of the ballpark. They finished with 15 hits, including home runs by
The only possible setback for the Dodgers was when rookie
Crawford and Ellis each had three RBIs, and