Clayton Kershaw better buy a bigger trophy case.
On Monday he was selected the National League pitcher of the month for July, and there is a sneaky suspicion this won’t be the last time he earns a major honor.
Kershaw, 25, pretty much has been pitching brilliantly all season, but his July was particularly impressive: 4-1 record, a 1.34 earned-run average, a .161 opponents batting average and 43 strikeouts and only two walks in 47 innings.
This is the second time Kershaw has been selected pitcher of the month, the other coming in July 2011, the same year he won the NL Cy Young Award. He is the sixth Dodger to win pitcher of the month at least twice. The award began in 1975.