In his senior year he went 12-0 and struck out 139 batters in 64 innings. Then on one May afternoon, Kershaw did something that should be included in every story ever written about him: he struck out all 15 batters he faced in a five-inning perfect game. The Dodgers just so happened to have sent a scout out to watch him that day.
I know all Dodger fans can’t wait to see what kind of pitcher the kid develops into in 2009. One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be special.