The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies, six years ago today.
The accomplishment came less than a month after the Dodgers’ Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter against the Phillies in Philadelphia. “Beckett told me he’s going to teach me how to do that,” Kershaw said after the game. “So I have Josh to thank.” The Texas-born southpaw struck out 15 and walked none.
Kershaw had a perfect game going in the seventh when shortstop Hanley Ramirez committed a throwing error on a ball hit to him by Corey Dickerson. Kershaw nearly lost the no-hitter soon after when Troy Tulowitzki hit a hard grounder to third, but Miguel Rojas fielded the ball behind the bag and made a long, accurate throw to first, which was aptly scooped by Adrian Gonzalez.
Also throwing no-hitters on this date are:
|Cincinnati Reds (NL)|
|Wednesday, June 18, 1947
Cincinnati Reds 6, Boston Braves 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
(Blackwell, Vander Meer’s teammate, just misses duplicating his back-to-back no-nos in his next start.)
|Houston Astros (NL)|
|Sunday, June 18, 1967
Houston Astros 2, Atlanta Braves 0
(His first of two no-hitters)