Clayton Kershaw's Athletic Double Play Proves That He's No Scrub with the Glove

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 11, 2014

Clayton Kershaw's arm makes him the best pitcher in baseball, and with the way he can make plays with his glove, hitters need a lot of help in reaching base against the Los Angeles Dodgers star.

On Sunday, the southpaw made an incredible diving play to rob the Milwaukee Brewers of a run. With Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks breaking from third base on the pitch, Jean Segura attempted to put down a suicide squeeze. Instead, Segura popped the bunt attempt high enough in the air to give Kershaw enough time to make a great play.

Weeks was left hanging right near home plate, allowing Kershaw to double him off to end the inning.

It turned out to be a huge play in the game. If Kershaw is unable to make the catch, the Brewers tie the game. However, Kershaw, the 2011 National League Gold Glove winner for pitchers, did make the catch and did not allow another run during his eight innings of work. 

The Dodgers pulled away for a 5-1 victory.