December 21, 2014


You can’t beat watching the Dodgers take a share of first place with a one-hitter by Hiroki Kuroda.  What a game.  Damn that Mark Teixeira!  In all seriousness, it was a masterful pitching performance: 9 innings, 1 hit, six strikeouts, no walks.  Tantalizingly close to a perfect game.  Hopefully this game was as inspirational to the Dodgers as it was to their fans.  A little trivia from ESPN:

Kuroda became just the fourth Dodgers rookie since 1900 to throw a one-hitter, and first since Hideo Nomo in 1995 vs. San Francisco. He is also the second Dodgers pitcher to throw a complete game one-hitter vs. the Braves since the team moved to L.A. prior to the 1958 season (the other was Bob Welch in 1980).