After allowing a three-run laser shot to Giancarlo Stanton in a loss to the Marlins last April 26 at home, Kershaw has been nearly untouchable at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers have won Kershaw’s last 10 home starts, and in those games he is 9-0 with a minuscule 0.47 ERA, with five walks and 86 strikeouts in 76⅓ innings. Kershaw has allowed six total runs in those 10 starts, and just four earned runs.
This is the 56th season of Dodger Stadium, and there has only been one Dodgers winning streak of a single pitcher’s start longer than the 10 straight wins in Kershaw starts. That streak was an 11-game win streak, also of Kershaw starts, from June 20, 2011 to April 27 2012.
Other pitchers to have the Dodgers win 10 of their starts in a row at Dodger Stadium include Sandy Koufax, Don Sutton (twice), Tommy John, Orel Hershiser, and Ramon Martinez.
Most consecutive Dodger Stadium starts won
Kershaw in his current streak did allow two runs once — on opening day this year to the Padres — but in each of his last 10 home starts has allowed zero or one earned run.
That matches former Angels pitcher Dean Chance, who had a 10-game streak of starts with zero or one run earned run allowed in 1964, when the Angels called Dodger Stadium home.
The Rockies are no stranger this season to snapping Kershaw streaks. Colorado hit three home runs to beat Kershaw at Coors Field on Apr. 8, snapping an 11-game Dodgers winning streak against the Rockies in games started by Kershaw. Colorado also hit back-to-back home runs against Kershaw in that game, the first time he has ever allowed that in his career.
Kershaw has beaten the Rockies six straight times at Dodger Stadium, with a 1.08 ERA during that span, and has recorded 54 strikeouts against just six walks. His last loss to Colorado at home was July 12, 2013.