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VIDEO: The final pitch of Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter

Jun 19, 2014, 1:38 AM EDT

Watch as Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw finishes off his first career no-hitter with a breaking pitch to Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson late Wednesday night in Los Angeles …

What a treat to have Vin Scully on the call. Kershaw’s outing — which featured a career-high 15 strikeouts and was marred only by a Hanley Ramirez error — clocked in with a Bill James Game Score of 102. That’s second only to Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout performance from 1998, which scored a 105.

  1. pop562 - Jun 19, 2014 at 1:55 AM

    This kid Kershaw is a beast!!! A humble legend in the making!! Go Blue!!!!!

    • Brian Murphy - Jun 19, 2014 at 4:34 AM

      It is a treat to have Scully on the call. A treat that about 70 percent of Los Angeles County didn’t hear live because they don’t have Time Warner Cable. And it’s been forever since I’ve heard any real progress toward a deal. That’s a total shame.

      • upperdecker19 - Jun 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM

        100% agree. It’s on the Dodgers in my opinion for selling the rights to a provider that can’t even be accessed by 70% + of the LA market. Letting Time Warner hold the rights ransom has worked well for expanding the brand…..right. We expected this kind of stuff from Frank McCourt…..but come on!!!

  2. luisrivasbuttocks - Jun 19, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    I’m a Twins fan who happened to travel to LA this morning… Noticed Kershaw was on the bump… Bought tickets to the game… Best Decision of my life!

    • wonkypenguin - Jun 19, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I have never wanted to trade places with someone for a more superficial reason in my entire life.

  3. ptfu - Jun 19, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    The Dodgers have thrown 22 no-hitters in their history!?!? I know they’ve been around forever, and have had plenty of great pitchers, but still. 22 is a LOT o.O

    • Jeremy Fox - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      Secrets to having lots of no-hitters in your team’s history:

      1. Be around forever
      2. Have Sandy Koufax play for you

  4. brentoage - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Vin Scully is the best.

    • buddaley - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      He never screamed, never raised his volume in fact. Nor did he begin commenting for some seconds after the last out. And his comments were by and large very specific-information really. Did that make the moment any less exciting? Did it fail to communicate the grandness of the moment?

  5. drewsylvania - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Somebody explain to me why the World C(orr)up(t) is front page here after this.

    I bet it’s because NBC doesn’t show baseball.

    • Kevin S. - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:19 AM

      Or maybe it’ because the entire freaking world, including America, is emotionally invested in it? Kershaw pitched arguably the second-greatest game of my lifetime, but it’s not the biggest sporting news right now.

  6. ningenito78 - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    How many days until football starts?

  7. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Sorry, can’t get behind this one. The kid flipped his glove. SHOW SOME RESPECT!!

    Ok, seriously though, it’s a pretty great accomplishment. Consider how many people never even get to see a no-hitter since like my Orioles, their local team hasn’t thrown one in forever. And really, this should have a little + sign next to it since it was basically a perfect game if not for an error which is a shame.

    • buddaley - Jun 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      An example of another silly baseball definition-in a way the opposite of the argument that the assessment of errors should be eliminated. Kershaw DID pitch a perfect game. His team did not play a perfect game.

      I suppose one could argue that the distinction itself is false since there was at least one excellent play that saved the no-hitter. In that sense, it is a team stat regardless, i.e. no pitcher throws a perfect game. Teams may play one. But if we are going to credit the pitcher at all, then this should be a perfect game for him.

  8. 1998yanks - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Congrats to Kershaw! Anybody going to try and waste another 45 minutes online trying that Dominono free pizza deal? I learned my lesson last time. Not worth the hassle.

  9. rawdog2013 - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Good celebration. Like the waiving to the fans

  10. steelpenbucs87 - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    My favorite part of that video is Scully – a simple “he’s done it” and then 37 seconds of silence, letting the viewer take in the moment as if he/she is there. Really great stuff.

    • tmc602014 - Jun 19, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      Part of the great pleasure of listening to Vin Scully – is in key moments NOT listening to Vin Scully. I always imagine, years ago, a bunch of guys in the truck or at the station jumping to their feet saying “DEAD AIR! DEAD AIR!” thinking something was wrong, until they realized they could hear the crowd.

  11. ravensgrl - Jun 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    It would’ve been nice to see the Rockies players come out to congratulate him as well. It was cool that Scully mentioned many of them were still in their dug out… “stunned”

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