Dodgers: Measuring Kershaw Against (Possible) Future Hall of Famers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 15: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers on the field during batting practice before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Dodger Stadium on August 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

With the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw prepping to do a short rehab stint, the franchise is poised for a run at the World Series. In looking at Kershaw, he measures up quite well against some of the games’ best talents.

Dodgers fans are excited. And why not? A franchise that has the best record in baseball by a wide margin should be excited. But it’s more than that.

It’s bigger than walk-off heroics in the 12th inning. It’s larger than chasing a historical number of wins while decimating the rest of the league. It’s greater than any individual player or stat line. The only thing on the minds of the team and its fans is World Series glory.

And with Clayton Kershaw expected to make his return in the coming weeks, that excitement will only build between now and October. With one of the game’s all-time greats leading a rotation that is one of the best in baseball, the Dodgers certainly look to be the team to beat.

But that remains to be seen. For now, we can only marvel at the wonder that is Clayton Kershaw and take a closer look at what he has done against some of the best hitters in all of baseball.

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