The estimable Jon Paul Morosi is a National MLB Writer for FOXSports.com and when he talks, I listen (you should too).
Recently, on MLB Network, JP was involved in a discussion about Clayton Kershaw's consideration as an MVP candidate.
One of the negatives that Morosi brought up was that the Dodgers are only 7-5 in Kershaw's starts following an L.A. loss. He was mentioning that Justin Verlander's numbers were much better when he was the AL CYA and MVP winner in 2011 which justified his dual selection.
I don't think the Dodgers can complain about Kershaw's performance after a loss.
JP, I'm crazy about you, but if you don't think Kershaw doesn't deserve the NL MVP, you need to find a better argument.