You knew what my headline was going to be. There’s about a dozen other sites who recap Clayton’s gem nicely, so all I will say is WOW! The greatest Dodger lefthander got his first no-hitter, which could have easily been a perfect game. Hanley had to rush the throw to get Dickerson and made a bad one. I wouldn’t dwell on it. Clayton picked up Hanley’s cap, handed it to him and told him it was a nice try. Statistically speaking, it was the best game ever pitched by any Dodger pitcher. In another year or two, no one will dare debate if Koufax or Kershaw is better – it will be clear. I think the fact that he got his first no-hitter out of the way and did it with such a devastating curveball, will pave the way to Act II, III, IV, V and beyond of The Kershawshank Redemption.
What an amazing game to watch! I missed the first inning as it was my son’s 15th birthday and we took him out to eat at Benihana. The featured photo is my son, Stephen with Clayton Kershaw 5 years ago. He is now almost 6 feet tall and weighs 180 … towering over his mom. Since he’s a lefty, I’m waiting for him to take up baseball seriously. It was cool that Clayton pitched a no-hitter on my son’s birthday. I’ll always remember that!
The Dodgers are now just 4 back. It’s ain’t over… by a long shot!