Clayton Kershaw improved to 16-3 after allowing one run (zero earned) on six hits and two walks with ten strikeouts over eight solid innings against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Kershaw has been unbelievable this season as he is now the proud owner of a 1.73 ERA and 0.84 WHIP through 22 starts while maintaining an impressive 194:23 K:BB rate over 161.1 innings. Since allowing seven runs to the Diamondbacks back on May 17, Kershaw has allowed three runs or less in each of his last 18 starts while fanning at least eight batters in 14 of those starts. He will look to keep up his incredible run when he takes on the Nationals on Tuesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jarrod Parker (elbow) hit 92 mph in his simulated game on Saturday.
Parker's surgery was in March of last year, knocking him out for all of 2014. Recovery has gone well for him, and he made a big step earlier in the Spring by throwing to live hitters. This was his second Tommy John procedure, so it's not a surprise that the Athletics are taking it slow with him. Parker had a decent year in 2013, his second full season in the majors, throwing 197 innings en route to a 3.97 ERA and 134 strikeouts. He's not a viable fantasy option this year, though, due to his injury. Analysis: Ben Diamond