Kershaw and Wood have been unbeatable

Per the Dodger media notes,  was the little tidbit that the Dodgers have won Clayton Kershaw’s last fourteen starts. They have also won the last eleven starts by Alex Wood. The Dodgers have not lost a game started by either Kershaw or Wood since May 1st.

The Kershaw victory last night was his 141st which put him into a tie with Fernando Valenzuela for fifth place among LAD pitchers for wins.

Player                  W From   To  GS W-L%
Don Sutton            233 1966 1988 533 .563
Don Drysdale          187 1958 1969 424 .552
Sandy Koufax          156 1958 1966 286 .670
Claude Osteen         147 1965 1973 335 .538
Clayton Kershaw       141 2008 2017 283 .695
Fernando Valenzuela   141 1980 1990 320 .549
Orel Hershiser        135 1983 2000 309 .558
Ramon Martinez        123 1988 1998 262 .615
Bob Welch             115 1978 1987 267 .572
Burt Hooton           112 1975 1984 265 .571

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Jon Weisman passed on the note that the Dodger duo both have an ERA+ above 200. Not since 1907 have two starting pitchers on the same team had an ERA+ above 200. That 1907 Cub team, won the World Series.

Here are all the starting pitchers who have had an ERA+ above 200. Not very many given we are going back to 1901.

Player               SO ERA+ Year  Tm  W  L W-L%    IP
Max Scherzer        183  216 2017 WSN 11  5 .688 134.1
Clayton Kershaw     166  201 2017 LAD 15  2 .882 139.1
Jake Arrieta        236  215 2015 CHC 22  6 .786 229.0
Zack Greinke        200  222 2015 LAD 19  3 .864 222.2
Zack Greinke        242  205 2009 KCR 16  8 .667 229.1
Roger Clemens       185  226 2005 HOU 13  8 .619 211.1
Pedro Martinez      206  211 2003 BOS 14  4 .778 186.2
Pedro Martinez      239  202 2002 BOS 20  4 .833 199.1
Pedro Martinez      284  291 2000 BOS 18  6 .750 217.0
Pedro Martinez      313  243 1999 BOS 23  4 .852 213.1
Pedro Martinez      305  219 1997 MON 17  8 .680 241.1
Roger Clemens       292  222 1997 TOR 21  7 .750 264.0
Kevin Brown         159  215 1996 FLA 17 11 .607 233.0
Greg Maddux         181  260 1995 ATL 19  2 .905 209.2
Greg Maddux         156  271 1994 ATL 16  6 .727 202.0
Roger Clemens       209  211 1990 BOS 21  6 .778 228.1
Dwight Gooden       268  229 1985 NYM 24  4 .857 276.2
Ron Guidry          248  208 1978 NYY 25  3 .893 273.2
Bob Gibson          268  258 1968 STL 22  9 .710 304.2
Dean Chance         207  200 1964 LAA 20  9 .690 278.1
Lefty Grove         175  217 1931 PHA 31  4 .886 288.2
Dolf Luque          151  201 1923 CIN 27  8 .771 322.0
Walter Johnson      147  215 1919 WSH 20 14 .588 290.1
Walter Johnson      162  214 1918 WSH 23 13 .639 326.0
Pete Alexander      241  225 1915 PHI 31 10 .756 376.1
Dutch Leonard       176  279 1914 BOS 19  5 .792 224.2
Walter Johnson      243  259 1913 WSH 36  7 .837 346.0
Walter Johnson      303  243 1912 WSH 33 12 .733 369.0
Christy Mathewson   149  222 1909 NYG 25  6 .806 275.1
Addie Joss          130  204 1908 CLE 24 11 .686 325.0
Jack Pfiester        90  216 1907 CHC 14  9 .609 195.0
Carl Lundgren        84  213 1907 CHC 18  7 .720 207.0
Mordecai Brown      144  253 1906 CHC 26  6 .813 277.1
Christy Mathewson   206  230 1905 NYG 31  9 .775 338.2
Ed Reulbach         152  209 1905 CHC 18 14 .563 291.2
Jack Taylor          88  206 1902 CHC 23 11 .676 333.2
Cy Young            158  219 1901 BOS 33 10 .767 371.1

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Generated 7/19/2017.

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1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    4+ runs per game scored by the Dodgers is all we ask!

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