May 15, 2021

Dodgers: Justin Turner’s Hot Start, Closer by Committee and More! (Dodgers Nation)



Before we get into the good stuff, we have to take a moment to recognize a great baseball moment. Last Sunday’s match-up between the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw and the Nationals Max Scherzer might have been their last. The two Hall-of-Famers dominated the 2010s from the mound. They combined for six Cy Young awards, 15 All-Star appearances, and led the NL in WHIP eight times. Eight!

Considering Scherzer’s age and Kershaw’s free agency, this past Sunday could be the last time we see the two face off. Maybe they see each other in July when the Dodgers travel to the nation’s capital. Maybe they meet up in the playoffs, but neither of those are guarantees.

The separation between the two isn’t much. Scherzer has the better postseason resume, but Kershaw owns a Triple Crown, an MVP, and five ERA titles to Scherzer’s zero. Scherzer has more career strikeouts but is also three years Kershaw’s senior. Each of them own a championship ring. One of which is at the other’s expense.

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Justin Turner’s Fast Start

Veteran third baseman Justin Turner is off to a hot start at the plate in…

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