Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is currently on the disabled list, but he’s still atop the midseason list of National League Cy Young Award favorites provided by online oddsmaker Bovada. Kershaw, 27, has won the award three times in his career.
Here’s a complete list of Bovada’s midseason award favorites:
A.J. Ellis tags out Joey Rickard at home plate in the Dodgers’ 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. (David Crane/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers ran out of gas in 14 innings Wednesday, losing 6-4 to the Baltimore Orioles.
The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
Clayton Kershaw is playing catch again, but there’s no timetable for his return.
Clayton Kershaw played catch today for the first time since he was placed on the disabled list June 27. He threw lightly from flat ground with pitcher Brett Anderson, who is also on the disabled list, with team trainers watching.
The Dodgers hope Kershaw recovers from his mild disc herniation as soon as possible, but manager Dave Roberts wasn’t ready to put a timetable on the staff ace Wednesday.
Kershaw leads the major leagues with a 1.79 ERA, 16.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 0.73 WHIP. Despite not pitching since June 26, he still ranks second in baseball in innings pitched.
Here’s more from colleague Joey Kaufman.
Three Dodgers were named to the National League All-Star team on Tuesday: pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, and shortstop Corey Seager.
All three were chosen by Mets manager Terry Collins, who will manage the National League side July 12 at San Diego’s Petco Park. Fans cannot vote on pitchers, and Seager finished third among NL shortstops in fan voting.
Jansen and Seager, who had not made his major league debut as of this time a year ago, were chosen to their first All-Star team.
Kershaw was chosen to the sixth All-Star team of his career. He’s on the 15-day disabled list with a mild disc herniation in his lower back that will prevent him from appearing in the game.
Seager (22 years and 69 days old) is the youngest position player in franchise history to be chosen an All-Star. Only Dodger pitchers Fernando Valenzuela (20/281) in 1981 and Ralph Branca (21/183) in 1947 were younger at the time of their All-Star selections.
Seager enters play today with the longest active hitting streak in the National League at 17 games. Overall, he’s slashing .305/.363/.540 in 84 games.
Jansen ranks second among National League relievers with 25 saves. His 1.30 ERA is third and his 0.66 WHIP is second.
Kershaw is the first Dodger player to be named to six consecutive All-Star teams since Valenzuela. He leads MLB pitchers with a 1.79 ERA, 16.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 0.73 WHIP. Despite not pitching since June 26, he still ranks second in baseball in innings pitched.
Here are the complete All-Star rosters for both leagues: