We're sure to see Clayton Kershaw's name on many history lists as he gets closer to retiring and eventually being inducted into the Cooperstown museum.
Thanks to the Dodgers' victory over the Mets on Tuesday night, the legend of the team gave us an indication of one such instance.
Like a man on a mission, Kershaw stepped out. Kershaw struck out three batters in the first game, compared to just four in the previous two contests.
He was reasonably effective throughout the course of his seven innings, albeit he needed a big strikeout to get out of the seventh with runners on the corners.
His response demonstrates how desperately he also wanted to escape that situation. In total, Kershaw just gave up three hits without issuing a walk and nine strikeouts.
The lefty earned the victory as the Dodgers triumphed 5-0. In his distinguished career, it was the 200th.
Kershaw's record is currently 200-88 due to his incredible talent as a pitcher and the fact that he was fortunate to play for good clubs for a big period of his career.
Yes, that is fantastic. In fact, Kershaw is the only pitcher in history to reach 200 career victories without also having suffered at least 100 defeats (thanks to Eric Stephen for the information).
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