THE CAREER PRE-ALL-STAR GAME PERFORMANCES OF SCHERZER, SALE, AND KERSHAW

Just for fun, I took a look at how the two starting pitchers for the All-Star Game and arguably, the best pitcher of the era, have done in their careers prior to the All-Star break.

The numbers are great.

Chris Sale

The Red Sox are getting pretty close to exactly what has been advertised to date.

In Sale’s after the break performance he’s 26-32 with a 3.31 ERA
Year W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP BF WHIP SO9 SO/W
2011 2 0 1.000 3.47 33 0 10 0 0 2 36.1 34 14 14 3 16 38 1 158 1.376 9.4 2.38
2012 10 2 .833 2.19 16 15 0 1 0 0 102.2 73 26 25 5 25 98 2 397 0.955 8.6 3.92
2013 6 8 .429 2.85 17 17 0 2 1 0 120.0 94 42 38 11 27 131 8 479 1.008 9.8 4.85
2014 8 1 .889 2.08 14 14 0 2 0 0 95.0 64 23 22 6 16 102 5 361 0.842 9.7 6.38
2015 8 4 .667 2.72 17 17 0 1 0 0 119.1 90 39 36 10 23 157 4 469 0.947 11.8 6.83
2016 14 3 .824 3.38 18 18 0 3 1 0 125.0 104 49 47 17 26 123 6 498 1.040 8.9 4.73
2017 11 4 .733 2.75 18 18 0 1 0 0 127.2 93 42 39 11 22 178 4 496 0.901 12.5 8.09
Career 59 22 .728 2.74 133 99 10 10 2 2 726.0 552 235 221 63 155 827 30 2858 0.974 10.3 5.34
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Generated 7/11/2017.

Max Scherzer

This could be Scherzer’s best start of season yet.

Scherzer is close to the same after the break going 52-29 with a 3.19 ERA
Year W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP BK BF WHIP SO9 SO/W
2008 0 2 .000 2.90 10 3 2 0 0 0 31.0 25 13 10 2 14 33 5 0 133 1.258 9.6 2.36
2009 5 6 .455 3.64 17 17 0 0 0 0 96.1 91 47 39 9 39 97 4 1 419 1.349 9.1 2.49
2010 6 6 .500 4.61 16 16 0 0 0 0 93.2 93 53 48 13 35 88 5 0 395 1.367 8.5 2.51
2011 10 4 .714 4.69 19 19 0 0 0 0 111.1 122 62 58 16 38 96 4 0 487 1.437 7.8 2.53
2012 8 5 .615 4.72 17 17 0 0 0 0 97.1 102 55 51 15 33 121 4 1 422 1.387 11.2 3.67
2013 13 1 .929 3.19 19 19 0 0 0 0 129.2 96 47 46 12 31 152 2 1 505 0.979 10.6 4.90
2014 11 3 .786 3.35 19 19 0 1 1 0 126.1 113 47 47 12 35 146 3 1 517 1.172 10.4 4.17
2015 10 7 .588 2.11 18 18 0 3 2 0 132.0 89 34 31 10 14 150 4 0 504 0.780 10.2 10.71
2016 10 6 .625 3.03 19 19 0 1 0 0 127.2 88 44 43 21 34 164 3 0 500 0.956 11.6 4.82
2017 10 5 .667 2.10 18 18 0 2 0 0 128.1 73 36 30 13 27 173 9 0 487 0.779 12.1 6.41
Career 83 45 .648 3.38 172 165 2 7 3 0 1073.2 892 438 403 123 300 1220 43 4 4369 1.110 10.2 4.07
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Generated 7/11/2017.

Clayton Kershaw

Kershaw had never won more than 11 games before the break before this season and he’s been dominant despite allowing more homers than he’s allowed in any full season.

Kershaw is even better after the break going 59-24 with a 2.04 ERA
Year W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP BK BF WHIP SO9 SO/W
2008 0 2 .000 4.42 8 8 0 0 0 0 38.2 39 19 19 3 24 33 0 0 172 1.629 7.7 1.38
2009 7 5 .583 3.16 18 18 0 0 0 0 99.2 68 35 35 5 59 99 1 2 412 1.274 8.9 1.68
2010 9 4 .692 2.96 18 18 0 0 0 0 112.1 85 39 37 7 50 128 5 2 466 1.202 10.3 2.56
2011 9 4 .692 3.03 19 19 0 3 2 0 130.2 102 45 44 9 35 147 2 0 520 1.048 10.1 4.20
2012 6 5 .545 2.91 18 18 0 1 1 0 120.2 96 44 39 11 32 119 2 1 482 1.061 8.9 3.72
2013 8 6 .571 1.98 20 20 0 3 2 0 145.1 97 36 32 7 35 139 1 1 560 0.908 8.6 3.97
2014 11 2 .846 1.78 14 14 0 3 1 0 96.1 67 19 19 5 13 126 0 1 366 0.830 11.8 9.69
2015 6 6 .500 2.85 18 18 0 1 1 0 123.0 99 45 39 11 27 160 4 2 490 1.024 11.7 5.93
2016 11 2 .846 1.79 16 16 0 3 3 0 121.0 79 25 24 6 9 145 2 3 441 0.727 10.8 16.11
2017 14 2 .875 2.18 19 19 0 1 0 0 132.1 94 35 32 18 22 159 0 1 506 0.877 10.8 7.23
Career 81 38 .681 2.57 168 168 0 15 10 0 1120.0 826 342 320 82 306 1255 17 13 4415 1.011 10.1 4.10
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/11/2017.