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    Weird stat on Clayton Kershaw

    Clayton Kershaw is once again pitching like a stud at 14-2 with a 2.18 ERA. But one thing that anyone who has watched him has noticed is that he is giving up a ton of home runs. He has had 19 starts and given up 18 home runs.

    Of the 18 home runs that Kershaw has given up, 12 were with the bases empty, while 6 had 1 runner on. This means that he has given up a total of 24 runs due to long balls.

    What is insane is that he has only given up 32 runs on the season. This means that outside of home runs he has given up just 8 runs all season.

    Not really sure what to make of it, and it's pretty much the first time in his career that his home run rate is anywhere near this high (he already has given up more home runs this season than any other in his career) but thought it was interesting.

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    how is one man so good

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    Not a surprise that he's given up mostly solo and 2 run homers. There's just never anyone on base when Kershaw is pitching. The crazy thing is, if his homerun rate was closer to last seasons, his ERA would be under 1.50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    Of the 18 home runs that Kershaw has given up, 12 were with the bases empty, while 6 had 1 runner on. This means that he has given up a total of 24 runs due to long balls.
    Not that surprising given he's got a 2017 WHIP of 0.877.

    I'm more impressed that his CAREER WHIP is 0.998 (under 1!)

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    That's what is great about baseball, in a vacuum his hr rate should make for a "down" year for him, but there's so much in play he still managed to be incredible...again

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    Sucks in the playoffs.

    Will never win a World Series.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goobmcnasty View Post
    Not a surprise that he's given up mostly solo and 2 run homers. There's just never anyone on base when Kershaw is pitching. The crazy thing is, if his homerun rate was closer to last seasons, his ERA would be under 1.50
    Not mostly... only. 18 homers and 12 were with no one on and 6 with 1 man on.

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    The home run rate has gone up for everyone this season, i read an article about the balls material changing.

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    Those home runs are the reason his FIP is higher than it's been since 2010. Regardless, his 3.01 FIP is still very good because he sports an excellent strikeout to walk rate.

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