Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has just thrown the 22nd no-hitter in team history, striking out a career-high 15 batters in an 8-0 Los Angeles victory over the Rockies.
Those 15 K's tie Warren Spahn's all-time record for most strikeouts in a no-hitter by a lefty set on September 16th, 1960.
The only baserunner of the game came courtesy of a Hanley Ramirez error in the seventh inning which allowed Corey Dickerson to reach second base. However, Dickerson would eventually be stranded at third.
It marks the first time since San Francisco's Jonathan Sanchez (7/10/09) that a pitcher has thrown a no-hitter while only allowing a baserunner due to an error.
No Colorado Rockies player even got to a three-ball count on Kershaw - showcasing just how dominant the 26-year-old two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was on this magic Wednesday in June.
"I'm so amazed," Kershaw stated after the game while clearly overjoyed and overwhelmed by the magnitude of the moment.
Kershaw joins teammate Josh Beckett (May 25th) as the only two pitchers in Major League Baseball this year to throw a no-hitter. Their teammate, Hyun-Jin Ryu set down 21 straight batters the night after Beckett's date with destiny, before giving up a double to Cincinnati's Todd Frazier.
This is the first time since Carl Erskine and Sal Maglie in 1956 that two Dodgers pitchers have thrown a no-hitter in the same season.
Los Angeles' 22 no-hitters are the most by any franchise in Major League Baseball history.Back to the Los Angeles Dodgers Newsfeed