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Clayton Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 36 innings

Jul 5, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

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OK, this is getting a little ridiculous at this point.

Clayton Kershaw extended his scoreless streak to 36 innings last night by allowing just two hits over eight shutout innings in a 9-0 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. We don’t see many shutouts at Coors Field, but of course, Kershaw isn’t your usual pitcher.

Kershaw struck out eight batters and walked just one in the victory. 17 of his 36 consecutive scoreless innings have come against the Rockies, as he threw his no-hitter against them back on June 18. He has allowed just 18 hits with a 45/5 K/BB ratio during his streak. The Dodgers’ ace now sits at 10-2 with a 1.85 ERA and 115/12 K/BB ratio in 87 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season.

As for his scoreless streak, it’s third-longest in Dodgers history. Don Drysdale threw 58 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968 before Orel Hersisher established the new MLB record with 59 straight scoreless innings in 1988.

  1. yahmule - Jul 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Clayton collected as many hits as the Rockies did last night.

  2. mianfr - Jul 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    I guess the Dodgers know the secret to scoreless streaks or something…

    • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      Nonsense. This guy is not human. Wait a second – I want to look at him through these special glasses I found….

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 5, 2014 at 7:48 PM

        I hope he stays healthy and plays a long time at this level…

        always great to watch players like this… i mean I hope he’s a Greg Maddux and not a Sandy Koufax in terms of career length…

        Koufax was amazing too and it was a shame his career was relatively short.

        Hope he pitches 20 yrs is my point and at a high level…

  3. dougtucson - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Although you would think the Dodger’s offense would be a strong suit, it is the pitching that will probably get them across the line in first. And Kershaw is a marvel, and is still young.

  4. Detroit Michael - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    For decades, Drysdale’s streak was reported as 58-2/3 IP. I’m not sure why it was truncated to 58, as if the record must be scoreless whole innings pitched instead of scoreless innings pitched.

  5. jimeejohnson - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Where’s the no nothing who claimed Kershaw would get lit up in Denver? Sleeping!

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      “No nothing” describes what I KNOW about homophones!

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM

        Hey, it’s 2014. We’re knot OK anymore with homophonia.

  6. kingscourt25 - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    His next start is against the Padres? Oh Lord.

    • Old Gator - Jul 5, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      Yeah – kinda like interpolating Sanjuro into the rabbit-butchering scene from Roger and Me.

    • bubbalynch - Jul 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM

      Ask the SF Giants how good the Padres are.

  7. gbart22 - Jul 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    I’m going to be fascinated to see what baseball does in response to the very visible drop in offense. Will they juice the ball? Lower the mound? Do both? Something else? Change is coming

    • wjarvis - Jul 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      Maybe in time, for now they’ll just say look at what a good job we did at cleaning up the game, lets all talk about how awesome Bud Selig is for putting his foot down on PEDs. Perhaps even conduct a fan poll on whether the league should be talking to the Pope about canonization since there isn’t a Saint Bud yet.

      • Homesforsaleinfriscotx - Jul 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

        There is a St Bud, you should be wiser than that

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