It took him five starts this season, but Clayton Kershaw at last earned his 100th career win Friday night. In a season where Kershaw hasn’t been completely satisfied with his results, he downplayed the accomplishment and spoke more of wanting to win so as not to let his teammates or the organization down.
While Kershaw is not one to bask in the glory of personal milestones, a few of his teammates publicly congratulated him. In a postgame interview with Alanna Rizzo of Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet LA, Jimmy Rollins, who collected his 900th career RBI Friday, said of the Dodgers’ ace, “He means a lot. He’s Cy Young, he’s MVP. He is the man. Simply put.”
Justin Turner, in his second season with the Dodgers, took to his Twitter account to congratulate Kershaw:
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) May 16, 2015
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) May 16, 2015
The stats McCarthy mentions in his tweet are of course a byproduct of the success Kershaw and Zack Greinke have had in their respective careers. Since signing with the Dodgers, Anderson and McCarthy have effortlessly worked in unison to provide comic relief on multiple occasions dating back to an off-beat discussion in Spring Training.
Clayton Kershaw Discusses 100th Career Win