Tale of the Tape: Who Pitched a Better No-Hitter? Kershaw vs. Lincecum
- Just The FactsKershaw threw 107 pitches while walking none and striking out 15.Lincecum threw 113 pitches while walking one and striking out 6.
- Better OpponentKershaw faced the Colorado Rockies who are 3rd in the west and have a decent lineup.Lincecum faced the San Diego Padres who are 4th in the west and falling fast.
- Better NicknameThe ClawThe Freak
- Better Use of Facial HairKershaw with the unkempt straight beard.Lincecum's creepy mustache scares children in the first 10 rows.
- Current Number of No-HittersKershaw threw his first of what will be many.This is Lincecum's second - both coming against the Padres.
The results are in - Kershaw's no-hitter was considered one of the best games ever pitched- with him being one error (nice one Hanley) away from a perfect game. He also has a few other characteristics we think trump Lincecum (someone please send Tim a razor). Big kudos to both pitchers. At the end of the day, it will be interesting to see which of these two will end their career with more no-hitters.