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Clayton Kershaw posted some of the best numbers in the National League.
As mentioned before, some have said that Kershaw had a down season, just one year after claiming his first Cy Young Award at the ripe age of 23.
But if you look closely, Kershaw's season statistically was anything but down.
Kershaw led the National League with a 2.53 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.
Kershaw also finished second in many important categories.
Kershaw's 227.2 innings pitched trailed Dickey's 233.2 innings by five, Kershaw also trailed Dickey by just one strikeout, posting 229 whiffs while Dickey gathered 230 punch-outs.
Kershaw could have easily won both of these categories if he would not have had to miss a pair of starts in September with a hip injury.
Kershaw also finished second in the NL in batting average against, allowing opponents to hit just .210 on the season. Kershaw was also second in OPS against, trailing only Gonzalez while allowing the opposition to post a .593 OPS.
Kershaw's statistical resume certainly looks as though it is Cy Young Award worthy despite the fact that Kershaw won only 14 games on the year.