Clayton Kershaw’s Historic Performance the First of Many To Come for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw pitched a no-hitter in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Kershaw won the National League Cy Young award in both 2011 and 2013, but this no-hitter guarantees him a spot in Los Angeles Dodgers history.
He threw a career-high 15 strikeouts and didn’t even record a single walk against the Colorado Rockies. The only baserunner managed by the Rockies came off of an error in the seventh inning. The only pitcher to throw more than 15 strikeouts in a no-hitter is Nolan Ryan.
Kershaw threw one of the most dominant no-hitters ever.
In a postgame interview full of Gatorade showers and bubbles, Kershaw said, “Beckett told me he was going to show me how to do it.” Josh Beckett tossed a no-hitter just three weeks ago. Kershaw’s accomplishment makes it the first time since 1956 that two Dodgers have thrown a no-hitter in the same season. The accomplishment also continues to solidify the historical dominance of the Dodgers as the team with the most no-hitters in MLB history with 22.
Sandy Koufax threw four no-nos for the Dodgers. Wednesday night, Kershaw did it as only the third reigning Cy Young award winner in major league history. The pitcher rightfully defended his place as one of the premier pitchers in the major league. The Rockies never stood a chance against both the offensive onslaught of the Dodgers and Kershaw’s lights out pitching.
He improves to 7-2 on the year and posts a season ERA of 2.52.
Write down Kershaw’s name in the history books, because the 26-year-old Dodger is just getting started.