|General, Boys Sports, Alumni||10 Jul 2009||
|Kershaw stays hot on the road by Scott Farrell||Comment (0)|
HP grad Clayton Kershaw remains one of the National League's hottest pitchers heading toward the All-Star break. Kershaw will be on the mound Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers finish the first half of the season in Milwaukee. The Dodgers currently have the best record in the majors at 54-31 and lead San Francisco by seven games in the NL West Division. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Sunday.
Kershaw, who pitched six scoreless innings in New York against the Mets earlier this week, has allowed only two earned runs in his last 29 2/3 innings spanning five starts. LA is undefeated in those starts, and Kershaw's earned the decision in three of them. The former Scot started out horribly in road games in 2009, with a 9.47 ERA in his first four road starts. Since then, his breaking ball and mid-90's fastball have helped him recover. He's 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his last four road starts, a pace he can continue on Sunday.