Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Pitches a No-Hitter

"I'll remember this the rest of my life," Kershaw says.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 10:55 p.m. June 18, 2014. Edited with new details.

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw pitched a no-hitter tonight in an 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

Kershaw struck out a career-high 15 batters in his first career no- hitter. One batter reached base -- Corey Dickerson, leading off the seventh on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who had injured the ring finger on his throwing hand Tuesday.

The no-hitter was preserved two batters later when Miguel Rojas, playing his 11th game in the major leagues, fielded a ground ball behind third base, then threw on a bounce to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to retire Troy Tulowitzki.

Kershaw completed the no-hitter by striking out Dickerson on an 87 mph slider.

"I'll remember this the rest of my life," Kershaw told SportsNet LA.

The no-hitter was the 22nd in franchise history, the most by any Major League Baseball franchise, and the Dodgers' second this season. Josh Beckett pitched a no-hitter May 25 at Philadelphia.

This was the first time the Dodgers have had two-hitters in the same season since 1956 when they were located in Brooklyn. Those no-hitters were thrown by Carl Erskine and Sal Maglie.

--City News Service

tony June 19, 2014 at 10:46 AM
It is un ftreaking inexcusable that 70% of the fan base in LA can not even watch the Dodgers on TV if they wanted to. My brother ( who has the MLB network) called me from Sacramento giving me live updates an what was going on. We are in 2014 not 1914. I am one of them ,due to the Time Warner Cable Greed fiasco. We have now missed two no-hitters thrown by Dodger pitchers this year. Inexcusable and complete disregard for the fans once again. As a lifetime Dodger fan(57) years I am now done with them. I will no long support and or step foot in Dodger Stadium again. Best thing for the Dodgers fans to do is show the Dodger organization and TV execs who really is in charge. WE TH FANS! Stop going to games, stop buying merchandise and supporting these money take all attitudes and stick it up their asses because they do not give a rats ass about us. As a past season ticket holder for 35 years I will now say that I will never step foot in Dodger stadium again and/or support them any which way. After the McCourt fiasco and now this with the new owners I have had it and am done. MAD AS HELL!!!!!
George June 19, 2014 at 12:49 PM
No really was not a no hitter as one person did hit and get on base. Use to like the
George June 19, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Use to like the Dodger until racist Magic Johnson got involved with ownership of the team. I can't stand that guy! Such a hypocrite!
Laura June 19, 2014 at 07:08 PM
It was a no-hitter - it just wasn't a perfect game. And yes, I agree that this is inexcusable. We're missing what very well could be Vin Scully's final season. I blame the Dodgers ownership for asking the absurdly high fee that Time Warner was dumb enough to pay. I don't blame the other providers a bit for not going along. The Dodgers obviously don't care about having an audience, as long as they've already got that audience's money.
George June 20, 2014 at 03:41 AM
Shame on hypocrite Magic Johnson!


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