Unstoppable. Los Angeles Dodgers’ living legend Clayton Kershaw (35) ranks second in the Dodgers’ career record for most wins. Now is an opportunity to raise the rank of the most active players in the major leagues.
Kershaw won the season with 12 wins (4 losses) with 3 hits (1 home run), 5 strikeouts, 3 walks and 1 run in 5 innings in a home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 30th (hereinafter Korean time). ) was obtained. His ERA for the season was 2.48.
Kershaw recently signed a one-year free agent contract with the Dodgers. His salary this season is $20 million. Even though he goes on the disabled list every year due to a small injury, he still shows convincing performances when he is healthy. 2 wins in 4 games in August, 2.12 ERA. He was absent in July, but except for May, when he recorded an ERA of 5.55 with 1 win and 3 losses in 5 games, he consistently recorded an ERA of 2 points per month.
On this day, Kershaw set another milestone. He tied for second in the Dodgers’ career with 209 individual wins with Don Drysdale. Now, if you add just one win, you will be ranked second in the Dodgers’ career with the most wins. The Dodgers’ record for most wins is coming soon.
Currently, the Dodgers’ all-time leader in wins is Don Sutton with 233 wins. He’s done well this season, and if he signs a contract with the Dodgers for about two years, he’ll likely be able to get past that. Of course, there is an obvious precondition that you have to digest the starting rotation healthy and not sick.
On the other hand, his name is increasingly visible even in the major league record for the most wins. As of the 30th, Justin Verlander (Houston Astros, 254 wins), Jack Greinke (Kansas City Royals, 224 wins), and Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers, 213 wins) are ranked 1st to 3rd.안전놀이터
Both Verlander, 40, and Scherzer, 39, are under contract through the 2024 season. Scherzer has 12 wins and Verlander has 10 wins, showing competitiveness this season as well. But the 35-year-old Kershaw has plenty of players to beat. Vallander and Scherzer are nearing the end of their careers. Kershaw is still in his mid-30s and isn’t far behind Scherzer.
What stands out is Greinky. He is having the worst year of his career this season with 1 win and 13 losses and an ERA of 5.28 in 24 games. He also became the losing pitcher against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 29th with 6 hits, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 runs in 4⅔ innings. The match against the Baltimore Orioles on May 4 (5 innings, 3 hits, 3 strikeouts, no runs) was the only win this season. At this pace, Scherzer is likely to pass, and Kershaw can pass in the long run.
Veterans say that each year is different. Can Kershaw, the youngest among the top 4 players with the most wins in his career, catch up with Verlander, who has already won 250 wins? Kershaw also has health issues, so it is difficult to predict. However, it is true that Greinkey’s deterioration is noticeable. For Kershaw, it’s worth targeting Greinke and running.