It finally happened. The Los Angeles Dodgers, after a futile week spent in Pittsburgh, Washington, and San Diego, finally clinched the NL West at home tonight with a 5-0 victory. 21-year-old Clayton Kershaw looked like a young (insert your own past great left-handed pitcher here) and dominated the Colorado Rockies with six shutout innings and 10 strikeouts. As a Dodger fan, I am so relieved that there is no more magic number and the Dodgers can play tomorrow stress-free. However, I am still worried about the first round matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals. They have arguably the best starting pitching duo in the big leagues in Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright. Not to mention the soon-to-be unanimous NL MVP Albert Pujols. However, after seeing Kershaw's virtuoso performance tonight, a n ...
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