5 Reasons Why Clayton Kershaw Should Start for NL in MLB All-Star Game

5 Reasons Why Clayton Kershaw Should Start for NL in MLB All-Star Game

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Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in the game, and he has the potential to be a really special when one looks back at MLB history. Kershaw has $ 215 million sitting in his bank account to back that up. Every time he steps on the mound, Kershaw can be completely unhittable. Here are five reasons why Clayton Kershaw needs to start the MLB All-Star Game for the National League.

5. Clayton Kershaw's Win Total

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5. Clayton Kershaw's Win Total

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Clayton Kershaw's year didn't start out the way he had hoped with an injury to his arm, but he has certainly come back as effective as ever. He has 10 wins on the year, only one behind the league leaders. His success is resulting directly in his team's wins, and every start he makes is important as they fight for the division lead.

4. Clayton Kershaw Can Do Something Special

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4. Clayton Kershaw Can Do Something Special

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Clayton Kershaw threw perhaps the most dominant no-hitter in MLB history earlier this year, and while starters in the All-Star Game only pitch two or three innings at the most, watching Kershaw square off against American League's best hitters would be a sight to see. Kershaw is a special talent, and he could have justifiably started the All-Star Game each of the last three years. He deserves his chance to represent his team as the starter.

3. Clayton Kershaw's Numbers are Just Too Good

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3. Clayton Kershaw's Numbers are Just Too Good

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I already mentioned his win total this season, but Kershaw is one of the league leaders in ERA, WHIP and strikeouts. He has an ERA of 1.85, a WHIP of .870 and 115 strikeouts. He's the best pitcher in the game, and he clearly earned it.

2. High Ratings

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2. High Ratings

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How many more casual fans will tune into the MLB All-Star Game if they knew Clayton Kershaw was pitching against the American League's best? My guess is a lot. Kershaw moves the needle, and everyone would be interested to see how he would fair against the best hitters in the league.

1. He is in Top Form

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1. He is in Top Form

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Clayton Kershaw was unhittable in the month of June. It was one of the best months a pitcher has had in the history of the game. Kershaw finished 6-0 with a 0.82 ERA, including a no-hitter. He hasn't given up a run in 36 innings, and he has the ability and talent to touch Orel Hershiser's record of 59. Right now, there is no one better in this league.

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