Watch: Clayton Kershaw makes no-look grab and ties the game with a triple
Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw became a thorn in the side of Tim Hudson as he displays a nifty backhanded snag robbing Hudson of a single up the middle that could have possibly scored two early runs in the third inning. Then to make things even worse Kershaw comes up to the plate in the fifth inning and hits his first ever standup triple that ties the game at one. Take a look:
It was a heck of a stop saving two runs. However Clayton ended up giving up a run as Hunter Pence bounced into a fielder’s choice. Not only does he do damage with his glove but he has also found his stroke with the bat.
Correction– there have been 3 triples by pitchers in MLB in 2014. All since Saturday … 2 tonight (Arrieta and Kershaw)!
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 25, 2014
Kershaw has a 1.80 ERA and is in line to win his 21st ballgame of the year'; which is very impressive because he missed the first month of the season. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is in-line to win his third award and the buzz around the National League is MVP talk. The last pitcher to successfully win the Cy Young award and the MVP was Justin Verlander three years ago.
-LeRoy McConnell III
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