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Dodgers News: Baseball Expert Believes Clayton Kershaw Could Be On His Way to Another Cy Young Award

Clayton Kershaw has been one of the most consistently-great pitchers, or even athletes, of the 21st Century. With a career 2.49 ERA and .694 win percentage, Kershaw is a three-time NL Cy Young award winner, a nine-time All-Star, the 2014 NL MVP and a World Champion, among many other accolades.

Even at 35-years-old, Kershaw is continuing to prove that his dominance knows no limits. In 16 starts this season, Kershaw boasts a 2.55 ERA, a 4.4 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and 1.05 WHIP. His win Tuesday against the Rockies, in which he delivered a six-inning, one-hit performance, made him the NL’s first pitcher to reach 10 wins this season.

Kershaw is among the favorites to win the NL Cy Young award. Currently, only Diamondbacks’ ace Zac Gallen is favored above Kershaw to win the award. Columnist Bob Nightengale hinted at Kershaw’s longevity, noting that nine years would separate the longtime Dodgers’ third Cy Young award with his fourth.

At Coors Field, where he historically struggles, Tuesday saw one of Kershaw’s best performances in Denver.

Should Kershaw win his fourth Cy Young, he would join the ranks of baseball’s elites. Only four pitchers have won more than three Cy Young awards, with Roger Clemens’ seven seeming an untouchable record at this point.

If Kershaw continues to have such a strong season, he could bolster his status as one of the greatest pitchers to ever step on the mound.

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Patrick Warren

Patrick Warren is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California who works to cover the Los Angeles Dodgers with Dodgers Nation. Warren is originally from Chattanooga, TN and is currently based out of Buffalo, NY.

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