Clayton Kershaw will silence his critics after an amazing game one performance. Kershaw was virtually unhittable other than given up another homerun this post-season to former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman. Kershaw challenged Bregman with a high fastball which wound up landing in the left field bleachers. Kershaw struck out eleven batters in just 7.0 innings pitched and in a team with the Astros who struck out the least all season in Major League Baseball. Kershaw also would end the game with no walks. Kershaw did not miss many spots his catcher Austin Barnes had for him during the game and his slider was by far on a Hall of Fame level. Barnes stated after the game “it was the best I’ve seen all season when it mattered most.”
Kershaw may be overshadowed in the series however if Justin Turner can stay red hot. Although Turner went 1-4 at the plate, it did not matter with because he came up with the biggest hit of the night on an a mistake from Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel.
Good news for the Astros is that they will not face a better than Kershaw in the series and they have their ace Justin Verlander going in game two. This is shaping up to be a very good series between two very talented teams… Are You Serious?