Scully in his own beautiful game story-telling ripped off these snippets along the way.
In reference to Hanley Ramirez's error - "It's the only blot on the escutcheon of Clayton Kershaw."
On speaking of no-hitter in middle of game - "Since we don't believe in superstition, our job is to give you information."
After recording last out in eighth inning - "After eight innings he has not allowed a hit. Breathes a big sigh of relief as he walks off the field. And he has three outs to go and amongst the large crowd, the BIIG heart of his wife Ellen beats a little faster."
After second out of the ninth inning - "And there is one out to go. One miserable, measly out."
Before and after the final pitch - "To try to put yourself in Kershaw's position, after all his is a professional, but your mouth has to be dry. Your throat has to be dry. O and 2. Got him! He's done it!"
After the game - "A big moment in a young life."
Here is Scully's call of each out (and the Ramirez error) from the game courtesy of MLB.com.
To end, here are some numbers behind the no-hitter:
- This was Kershaw's first no-no
- Scully has called 20 no-hitters
- It was the second no-hitter of the season, with Kershaw's teammate Josh Beckett registering the first one.
- Kershaw tossed just 107 pitches, 79 for strikes
- He threw 6 pitches in the ninth inning
- Kershaw's 15 strikeouts is a new career-high
- The Dodgers have the most no-hitters of any MLB team with 22
- 12 of the Dodgers' no-hitters have been tossed in Los Angeles and the other 10 were thrown in Brooklyn
Christopher Carelli is a freelance sports writer/editor and the Director of Content Strategy for Sportsideo.