Braves in tough facing Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers

Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes the mound Thursday against the Braves. (Getty Images)

Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes the mound Thursday against the Braves. (Getty Images)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:08 PM ET

ATLANTA - If there happens to be a better pitcher on the planet right now than Clayton Kershaw I’d like to know who it is?

Okay, Tigers fans are going to scream Max Scherzer or Justin Verlander and Cardinals fans will be bellowing the name of Adam Wainwright.

In a one-game winner-take-all, a Game 7, I’d put my money on Kershaw.

He has been that good for that long.

On Wednesday night, Kershaw gets to toe the rubber at Turner Field to face the Atlanta Braves in the first game of their best-of-five division series.

The odd thing about it is that despite meeting seven times this season, it will mark the first time that Kershaw has faced them in 2013.

That makes it interesting.

If Kershaw beats the Braves on Thursday it will mark the first time he has ever beat them.

That really makes it interesting.


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