LA Dodgers Clayton Kershaw’s got his first career no-hitter and a record 15 strikeouts at Dodger Stadium tonight. Incredible!
Kershaw pitched the entire game with laser focus and control. He pitched as crisply in the eighth and ninth innings as he did at the start of the game. If that sounds like an embellishment, it bears mentioning that he pitched a complete game without walking a single batter.
I loved that AJ Ellis was catching for Kershaw in this landmark game.
Being able to watch this performance from start to finish was special. Listening to Vin Scully call the game, the legendary LA Dodgers announcer who dubbed Kershaw’s rookie season curve ball “Public Enemy No. 1,” was the icing on the cake.
My favorite lefty got plenty of run support from the rest of the team for an 8-0 win over the Rockies.
In honor of this auspicious occasion, I’ve posted some of my favorite photos I took of the rock star pitcher at a game last year.