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Clayton Kershaw sounds off on being a frontrunner in the Cy Young award race and for the Roberto Clemente award.
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Saw Clayton Kershaw a win is his nineteenth game of the season and including joins us on the field right now I played let's get right to the first off congratulations on being nominated. For the Roberto Clemente award I know it means a lot -- -- really cool thing. Brazilian as -- that's awesome you know excited the recognition for something -- -- off the field it's huge and -- -- anything just get the notoriety for record shows challenge out there and hopefully. You know raise awareness for what we're trying to do over there and it's it's in support. Yeah you know I wanna bring that up because you know the Clemente award and its tenth year goes to the player that truly understands the value of helping others and that you went over their -- your wife -- -- you're raising money to try to help build an orphanage a year and Zambia. In the offseason I mean what does that moment mean to you -- what aspect is that still have money to this day. The job it is an eye opening experience go to there you know my wife deserves a lot of credit to get me over there and I was a little hesitant about a first but you know she's she's got such a -- Florida and you know now that I seen what you know she's seen over there for the past five times he's been it's just. Just amazing to see these kids and you know just of their basic needs -- -- you know we we take so much for granted over in America saw. It's just it's really nice respect and refreshing perspective to do when you go back over there. Yeah again it's a Kershaw has challenged dot com so check out the website help out your -- trying to. Rays 70000 people almost raced 50000 also you want about her for -- for the Clemente award you can go to Chevrolet dot com's compliment today or MLB dot -- last lamenting get a voted for clay -- And the season and Clayton donated nearly 10% of his salary to that so with those strikeouts that's an amazing thing now about but they don't want to talk they'll a little bit about your pitching. To meet the major difference this year to your previous years when you were a kid. And now you're an old man at 23 is the command of the strike zone and you out now how to do it all come together for you the development of -- extra pitches and He. You that your your excellent command of where you want to throw the ball now. You know salty veteran -- -- not. They deciding -- just don't experience alone and learn how to pitch a little bit up here and just you know throw strikes that's most important thing you know you don't wanna walk guys give up front like that a you know I did -- for the first couple years so now does that make you get hits to be me and you know just it was a little bit experience and just you know that's. Little bit more. Obviously as a Major League pitcher you follow the Cy Young award race and this year you're right in the middle that. I can't remember a year where I've seen this many outstanding pitchers go on for this award. Who do you like who's the competition out there in and who do you like to watch fits what does not do. Well -- I always lost a lot of these you know Hamels only over there in Philly -- all those guys are awesome you know obviously Cliff -- he's. You know he's been going good for you know a couple months now and really just -- for years he's been pretty much unbelievable so I just like his competitiveness his out there trying to win thrown strikes make him beach in just -- right after Grasso. You know I'm learn about other teams are trying to get ready for another opponent I you know trying to find a closely game pressure. But you know obviously you've talked about the -- -- par situation a lot I've personally don't think you were trying to get the guys there's many other better opportunities to try to do it. Then last night in the sixth inning but they did toss He got to the game for it. Has to have your feelings changed at all since the ejection. I mean I don't wanna get rejected you know. As -- -- pars -- it's a protective you know it's. You know they got to do they got to do over the Saints on just just lost the game understand what's going on and realized that you know on the -- trying to do anything to get in South -- game and it's you know the game in the sixth inning with the lead off batter out. And no one count you know it's a lot of things that made it pretty obvious you know nearly so. It's over now it's done less we got the win and that's really all that matters. I just think that the game was amazing because the city near you on a short leash anything inside -- -- close to guide you you're probably had a -- you're gonna get dejected but five tremendous. Endings. Prior to that I didn't concentration -- on all of. You know what happened they -- -- -- and therefore you know lose obviously I didn't I didn't appreciate what He did I don't think anybody in our dugout did in. You know it's a -- with you know like a sudden we're we're Donnelly got the wind it's over it's August.