VIDEO: Remembering Clayton Kershaw's Go-Ahead Home Run From MLB Opening Day in 2013
Playoff success, or lack thereof, aside Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in baseball history. From 2009-18 Kershaw posted 10 straight seasons with a sub-3.00 ERA, including three campaigns with a sub-2.00 ERA. Even in his "down year" in 2019, he still had an ERA of just 3.03.
But Kershaw is more than just a prodigious talent as a pitcher, he's a pretty solid hitter as well.
Back in 2013, Kershaw had pitched 8 scoreless innings, but he wasn't getting much help from his offense, as his Los Angeles Dodgers were locked in a 0-0 tie with the San Francisco Giants. With just one swing of the bat, Kershaw changed that, though.
This was actually 2013 MLB Opening Day, and what a start to the season for the lefty. The Dodgers would go on to win that game, 4-0. This also ended up being one of the best seasons of his career, as the Dodgers' hurler would finish the year with a 1.83 ERA and bag his second career Cy Young award.
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