Clayton Kershaw First No-hitter: June 18, 2014

Tuesday night after the game I was telling my brother Victor “I need to go to the hair salon.  Not sure if I want to go Wednesday afer work or Thursday after work.  One of those two days I need to do laundry since I am heading to San Diego for the weekend to see the Dodgers”   He said “Do the laundry Thursday night.  Kershaw is pitching Wednesday.  Who knows!  He might throw a no-hitter”

I did leave the laundry for Thursday night.  I am so glad I Did!  Wednesday night after the hair salon I headed to Dodger Stadium.   I was glad my friend Lorena who has not been feeling well, went to the game.  I am sorry that my brother Victor missed the game.  He gave me the advice to go but skipped the game.

What a great night!  congratulations to our  NIÑO DE ORO Clayton Kershaw!  pitching his first no-hitter!

The bubble machine at Dodger Stadium was going in full blast celebrating Kershaw’s no-hitter.

From mlb.si.com:

Clayton Kershaw didn’t just throw a no-hitter Wednesday night; he turned in one of the most dominant pitching performances in major league history. Calling his performance a no-hitter merely puts it on a list with 276 other games in which a pitcher didn’t allow a hit over nine or more innings. What Kershaw did by retiring 27 of 28 batters, the exception coming on a Hanley Ramirez throwing error, and striking out 15 of them belongs on a much shorter list.

To begin with, using Game Score, a method of evaluating starting pitching performances created by Bill James in 1988, Kershaw’s outing was the second-best nine-inning pitching performance of the last 100 years. Here’s the all-time* top five:

Pitcher Game Score Date IP H R ER BB K
Kerry Wood 105 May 6, 1998 9 1 0 0 0 20
Clayton Kershaw 102 June 18, 2014 9 0 0 0 0 15
Matt Cain 101 June 13, 2012 9 0 0 0 0 14
Nolan Ryan 101 May 1, 1991 9 0 0 0 2 16
Sandy Koufax 101 Sept. 9, 1965 9 0 0 0 0 14

*game data, and thus comprehensive game scores, only goes back to 1914

Congratulations kid on your first no-hitter!

 

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2 Comments

It’s funny because I had a strange feeling that something was about to happen that night which caused me to go and I’m very glad that I did. Special night and a very special moment to witness live at the Stadium

I am so glad you went too Matt! He had a dominant performance at KC last night.

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