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Kershaw brimming with confidence

The Dodgers' ace can now throw any pitch at any time with striking proficiency

Updated: August 2, 2011, 7:02 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN DIEGO -- I sat down with Don Newcombe last week for another story I was working on about Clayton Kershaw. During the course of our conversation, he mentioned a chat he had with Kershaw a couple of days after that masterpiece in San Francisco at the end of the previous road trip, when Kershaw pitched eight shutout innings, struck out a dozen and beat Tim Lincecum for the second time this year.

In my postgame analysis of that game, I gave special mention to one of the last pitches Kershaw ...

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