Skip to comments.Clayton Kershaw Pitches No-Hitter
Posted on 06/18/2014 10:15:35 PM PDT by chrisinoc
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw pitched the game of his life on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, pitching a no-hitter to beat the Rockies 8-0 at Dodger Stadium.
Kershaw struck out a career-high 15 batters in the effort and walked none. The only batter to reach base all night was Corey Dickerson, who reached on a throwing error by Hanley Ramirez to open the seventh inning.
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Wow,glad to see Kershaw come back big time from that early season injury.
Got to see the end only on MLB Network but by all accounts Kershaw was dominant.
I saw it on MLBN too. 15 strikeouts and the one error that was the only thing keeping him from a perfect game.
Great game GO CLAYTON!!
I had the great pleasure of seeing Koufax throw his first against the Mets.
he was dominant. nothing was hit squarely all night. the error on Ramirez was a two hopper that appeared to get to him to quicker than he expected, and he shanked the throw. that was with no out. he had to scramble to prevent a run.
Shouldn’t the Dodgers lose their patent because it’s insulting towards the draft dodgers of the Vietnam War era?
Here's Kershaw and his wife when they were dating as teenagers. Everything I hear about them ...real nice people.
Amazing photo.. She was there tonight in a lime colored top. Same girl. LOL
Aww, that is sweet.
Congrats to him on the game. My excitement was when Mark Buerle pitched a perfect game while still with the White Sox, that was beautiful! Another one of the ‘nice’ guys.
Congrats to Clayton Kershaw! He’s one of the good guys! And the best leftie the Dodgers have had since a certain Mr Koufax wore the uniform.
Fifteen Ks? Even more awesome!
Lost all track of the Dodgers since my early years, alas, I am old.
Remember Sandy Koufax striking out Maris & Mantel in the World Series.
Used to listen to Scully at night underneath the bedcovers so mom & dad couldn’t hear (lived in Az)
Played baseball in grade & HS. Makes me want to get into it again.
While a walk should spoil a no-hitter, it seems to me that pitching a no-hitter where one of your fielders makes an error should count as a perfect game. It’s harder, you had to get 28 outs, not 27.
He's so great because you always know what's happening now and what happened earlier. You always know how the runs scored when you flip on a Scully game.
I came to appreciate baseball late in life, prodded by my son the Dodger Fan. But Vin is the reason I know anything worthwhile about the game. I love the man - wish he were my Grampy.
Clayton was in Beast Mode tonight. Absolutely glorious.
How is Scully announcing the game while tucked in bed?
I remember Dodger Jerry Reuss (whose birthday is today) pitching a no-hitter back on June 27, 1980 against the Giants.
He allowed only one baserunner, an error by shortstop Bill Russell. But he made up for it by making a great play to preserve the no-hitter.
I was there. I still hate the dodgers. :)
Using soccer hater logic: boring... where’s all the scoring?
I read somewhere that during the last off-season, he signed a 7 year contract....for $215,000,000.
The lad ain't buying lunch off the Dollar Menu.
Only saw Koufax pitch once and he lost to the Astros 3-0. Chuck Harrison drove in Sonny Jackson and Joe Morgan with a single and Jimmy Wynn hit a homer off of Koufax.
Those were not at all uncommon! We used to joke that his jersey should read "E Russell"...
From Wikipedia (before his big contract):
He is a Methodist with strong religious faith.
Humanitarian workPrior to the 2011 season, Kershaw visited Zambia with his wife as part of a Christian mission organized by Dallas-based Arise Africa. After the trip, Kershaw announced his dream of building an orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia, which he called “Hope's Home” after 11-year-old Hope, an HIV-positive child Kershaw met while in Zambia. To accomplish his goal, Kershaw pledged a donation of $100 per strikeout recorded in 2011. With Kershaw’s career high of 248 strikeouts thrown during the 2011 season, he donated $492,300 toward his $70,000 goal. When Kershaw won the 2011 Players Choice Award, he donated $260,000 to Hope's Home. He and his wife returned to Zambia in 2012.
Kershaw donated $100 for every strikeout in the 2012 season to Kershaw’s Challenge, calling that season's incarnation of the project “Strike Out To Serve.” Seventy percent of the money raised in 2012 went to Arise Africa, with 10 percent each going to the Peacock Foundation in Los Angeles, Mercy Street in Dallas, and I Am Second.
In addition to Hope's Home and Kershaw’s Challenge, he has also helped with other programs in Los Angeles, such as helping Habitat for Humanity demolish and rehabilitate a house in Lynwood, California. He is also a supporter of the Peacock Foundation, which provides animal-assisted interventions and activities for at risk youth by partnering with mental health practitioners, public service agencies and community organizations.
Kershaw was recognized for his charity work by being honored with the Roberto Clemente Award in 2012, the top humanitarian honor bestowed by Major League Baseball.In 2013, he received the Branch Rickey Award in recognition of outstanding community service, presented by the Rotary Club of Denver.
you still had to get 27 outs, but you had to pitch to 28 batters, instead of 27.
but I got what you are were saying.
An error away from a perfecto. 15Ks.
Hanley Ramierez joins Juan Uribe in fouling up a perfect game.
I know you get it, but what I am saying is the pitcher got 28 outs. The fielders gave one back.
That’s the tough thing about no-hitters, a lot of luck is usually involved. A great play made, or a bad play, or a line drive right at someone, or a bad call (in Detroit) or a tweener can determine whether you have a no-hitter or not. About all you can say is if you pitch a lot of great games over the course of a career, you hope that the luck is with you for one of them so that you get the no-hitter.
But let’s say someone makes an unusually spectacular play in the field to rob someone of a sure hit. Should that count against the perfect game?
It would be impossible to distinguish that situation. You’d have to come up with another category—”shoulda been a hit.” Very subjective. As I said, that’s why no-hitters involve a whole lot of luck, and not getting a no-hitter often involves a lot of bad luck. But it could be an objective standard to award a perfect game to a pitcher who gets everyone out, and one of his fielders makes an error. However, I am not about to try to change baseball tradition for this one anomaly. I’m just sayin’.
Understood and it’s too bad it depends on what a fielder might do but perfect is perfect. Nobody may reach base. Just strike everybody out. lol But then you’re still relyin on the catcher not screwin things up.
in the bottom of the 6th
H Ramirez fouled out to right. LA leads 8-0
stays in game. error on first hitter on the 7th.
top of 8th:
C Triunfel at shortstop.
Hanley is nursing an injury .... Mattingly brain freeze.
You’re thinking too much...
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