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Dodgers | No-decision for Clayton Kershaw

Mon, 30 May 2016 00:57:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw tossed nearly eight innings of solid baseball, with no walks and 10 strikeouts, but did not get the decision Sunday, May 29. His team came back in the ninth inning for a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. It would have been Kershaw's sixth victory in a row. Kershaw finished 5-0 with a 0.91 ERA in six May starts. He had 65 strikeouts and two walks during the month.

Fantasy Tip: Chalk this one up to manager Dave Roberts playing the percentages and coming up short. Kershaw still had solid numbers even in the defeat. He had a strong month of May and remains one of the top options in all of baseball.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Mike Fitzpatrick

Mets | Michael Conforto not playing Sunday

Sun, 29 May 2016 15:08:23 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, May 29. OF Juan Lagares will play in center and bat fifth against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto is on the bench to start Sunday night because of the matchup against the lefty Kershaw. Put him on your bench for the night. Lagares is a .333-2-4 hitter in May but does not play often enough to merit serious fantasy value or consideration.

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Mets | David Wright out again

Sun, 29 May 2016 14:58:33 -0700

New York Mets 3B David Wright (neck) is out of the starting lineup Sunday, May 29, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wright's replacement, SS Wilmer Flores (hamstring), is returning to the lineup and will bat sixth against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw. Wright may be unavailable on Monday, May 30, as well.

Fantasy Tip: Right now the team is worried about the DL for Wright, so this injury could turn out to be a serious one. Stash Wright away in all but shallow leagues. Flores may be worth monitoring in daily leagues if he can hit well, because he and Ty Kelly might replace Wright in the lineup for a while.

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Marlins | Jose Fernandez dominating with slider

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:39:26 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez leads the majors in strikeouts accumulated by the slider, as his six on Thursday, May 26, give him 51 for the season. Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer is in second in that department with 41, while New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda trails close behind with 40. Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw is fourth with 39 punch-outs utilizing his slider.

Fantasy Tip: Simply put, Fernandez is enjoying a phenomenal season, and this stat adds to the depth of just how terrific he's been. After Thursday's win, Fernandez is now 7-2 with a 2.82 ERA, not to mention while having an insane 90 strikeouts in just 60 2/3 innings. Keep trotting him out there with high hopes every time he toes the rubber.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw off to dominant start

Tue, 24 May 2016 22:41:27 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw threw his third shutout of the season on Monday, May 23, and in doing so became the first major-league pitcher to log three shutouts in his first 10 starts of a season since David Cone in 1994.

Fantasy Tip: Yet more evidence that Kershaw is as good as they get. Whatever his shortcomings may be come October, he's a legitimate ace for fantasy owners.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw continues mastery

Mon, 23 May 2016 23:49:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed two hits and struck out seven in a 1-0 shutout over the Cincinnati Reds Monday, May 23. He retired the final 17 batters and issued just his fifth walk of the season.

Fantasy Tip: What more can we say about Kershaw's season? He's 7-1 with a 1.48 ERA, a 0.66 WHIP and 95 K's in 79 innings. If he's not the best pitcher in fantasy, he's not far from it.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw dominant yet again

Tue, 17 May 2016 23:09:06 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw improved to 6-1 on the year Tuesday, May 17, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He logged eight innings of four-hit ball, yielding only one run. He finished with 11 strikeouts and no walks.

Fantasy Tip: This is starting to remind people of the truly dominant run Chris Sale had last year when he registered all those consecutive starts with double-digit strikeout performances. For Kershaw, that's now six straight outings with 10 K's or more, and for the year, he's allowed two runs or less in all but one of his starts. With a 1.67 ERA, he's still the best starting pitcher in fantasy and he's paying off owners who invested in him early on draft day.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw dominates

Thu, 12 May 2016 23:36:27 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw fanned 13 in a three-hit shutout of the New York Mets Thursday, May 12. He allowed one walk en route to a franchise record with his fifth straight start with double-digit strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw has stiff competition from Jake Arrieta as the best pitcher in fantasy baseball, but he's holding his own. He's 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA, a 0.73 WHIP and 77 K's in 62 innings. He's worth DFS consideration every time he starts.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw fans 10 in win

Sat, 07 May 2016 19:24:46 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out 10 over seven innings in a win over the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw has now reached double-digit strikeouts in four straight starts, and he is worth building around in daily formats whenever he takes the mound.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw blanks San Diego

Sun, 01 May 2016 18:20:34 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw struck out 14 in a three-hit shutout against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: He bounced back from a rare rough outing, and Kershaw has now struck out at least 10 in three straight and owns a 1.96 ERA for the year. He is on his way to another dominant campaign.

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