LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw beat the Rockies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, and in doing so reached a milestone. Kershaw is just the 22nd pitcher in franchise history to win 100 games.
It was Kershaw's fifth attempt at his 100th career win, and improved his record on the season to 2-2.
Kershaw on Friday made his 217th major league start and appeared in his 219th major league game. With 1,429⅓ innings at the time of his 100th win, Kershaw has the fourth-fewest innings among Dodgers pitchers at the time of their 100th win with the franchise, trailing only Don Newcombe, Carl Erskine and Dazzy Vance.
At 100-51 in his career, Kershaw trails only Newcombe (46) for fewest losses among Dodgers at the time of his 100th franchise win, and is one of just four to have fewer than 60 losses at the time of his 100th win, joining Erskine and Vance.
At 27 years, 57 days old, Kershaw is the second-youngest active player to reach 100 wins, 43 days younger than Felix Hernandez was when he reached the feat in 2013.
Here is the full list of the 22 pitchers to win 100 games for the Dodgers, ranked by fewest innings at the time of their 100th win. The caveat here is that four pitchers - Brickyard Kennedy, Nap Rucker, Adonis Terry and Bob Caruthers - played all or mostly before 1914, meaning there aren't enough game logs to be able to pinpoint the exact moment of when each reached he century mark. But it is clear that all four had more innings than did Kershaw at the time of their 100th win.
|Dodgers with 100 wins|
|Pitcher||Career W||Game of 100th W||Start of 100th W||IP through 100 W||Losses through 100 W|
|Van Lingle Mungo||102||267||210||1677⅔||97|
|Source: Baseball-Reference; Others: Brickyard Kennedy (177 wins), Nap Rucker (134), Adonis Terry (126), Bill Caruthers (110)|