In his last start, Clayton Kershaw tossed a no-hitter that could have easily been a perfect game. In his encore performance last night, he shut out the Royals over eight innings allowing six hits, all singles, and struck out eight batters, walking only one.
Kershaw now has an 8-2 record, a 2.24 ERA, and has struck out 94 guys while walking only nine in 72 1/3 innings..
In the month of June alone, he is 5-0 with a 0.97 ERA and only two walks to 48 strikeouts. He has allowed just two earned runs over his last 29 innings.
It almost seems as if Kershaw is actually better now than he was in his two Cy Young seasons and the last three years in which he has led the league in ERA every time.
Oh, and about this debate about whether or not he is deserving of his contract extension? All I hear is mosquitoes.