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Clayton Kershaw Throws No-Hitter

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Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers 48″ x 48″

Clayton Kershaw pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The painting is 48″ x 48″ ink on paper that is on canvas.

“I guess I really haven’t thought of the ramifications of throwing one of these things,” Clayton Kershaw said. “It’s definitely special company. I don’t take for granted the history of this or what it means. I definitely understand all that. But as far as individually, though, it’s right up there with winning playoff games and World Series games and all that stuff. It’s pretty cool.”

Apparently Clayton Kershaw through one of the greatest games in history  .According to Game Score, a metric created by baseball statistic guru Bill James to rank how effective a pitcher was in a game, Kershaw’s 102 was the best ranking a no-hitter has produced and the second-best pitching performance of any kind, trailing only Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout, one-hit, no-walk game in 1998, which earned a Game Score of 105.

Kershaw” no-hit” the Rockies while striking out 15 and not walking a single batter.   It was not a perfect game because of a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh. But it was one of a kind: the first time in major league history that a pitcher struck out at least 15 without allowing a hit or a walk.  Nolan Ryan managed it in three of his record seven no-hitters, but accompanied them with walks of four, eight and two.

Another Kershaw quote, ‘”You don’t really ever think about doing something like that,” Kershaw said. “You think about winning a World Series or being part of that. As far as individual stuff goes, though, this ranks up there.”

A. J. Ellis, Clayton Kershaw’s catcher said. “There’s nobody even close. It’s nights like this that help remind everybody that this guy is a special, once-in-a-generation guy. I’m blown away and blessed that I’ve been asked to catch him during this amazing run he’s on.”

Painting Pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The painting is 48″ x 48″ ink on paper that is on canvas.

“I guess I really haven’t thought of the ramifications of throwing one of these things,” Clayton Kershaw said. “It’s definitely special company. I don’t take for granted the history of this or what it means. I definitely understand all that. But as far as individually, though, it’s right up there with winning playoff games and World Series games and all that stuff. It’s pretty cool.”

Los Angeles Dodgers, Catcher, A.J. Ellis

When Clayton Kershaw threw the no hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers this is whatA. J. Ellis, Clayton Kershaw’s catcher said.  “There’s nobody even close. It’s nights like this that help remind everybody that this guy is a special, once-in-a-generation guy. I’m blown away and blessed that I’ve been asked to catch him during this amazing run he’s on.”

Image of Catcher A.J. Ellis who plays catcher for the LA Dodgers.  The  art painting is 48″ x 48″ ink on paper attached to canvas.