LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw named to NL All-Star team

July 13, 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers lefty ace Clayton Kershaw will make the All-Star team after all, as National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball announced today that Kershaw has been added to the NL’s active roster for the Midsummer Classic.

Kershaw replaces Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, who started on Sunday afternoon and has elected not to be active during the All-Star Game.

Kershaw, who is 6-6 with a 2.85 ERA, has had a down season by his lofty standards, but nevertheless has been productive.  In 123.0 innings pitched over 18 starts, he has surrendered 45 runs (39 earned) on 99 hits with 27 walks and 160 strikeouts. 

Kershaw is an All-Star for the fifth consecutive season, and joins his Dodgers teammates Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Zack Greinke, and Joc Pederson on the NL roster.

Scherzer, who had been elected via the Player Ballot, was an All-Star for the third time and the first in the NL.  Entering his start today, Scherzer was 9-7 with a 2.12 ERA over 17 starts.  In 123.1 innings pitched, he has allowed 32 runs (29 earned) on 85 hits with 14 walks and 143 strikeouts.  Scherzer will be inactive during the All-Star Game, but is invited to Cincinnati with full All-Star honors.

The 2015 All-Star Game will be played at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14th.

By Staff of and news services

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