Two fantastic no-hitters were recently recorded by the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and the Giants’ Tim Lincecum. While both were gems, which was truly the better pitched game? We looked at the facts along with some random extraneous factors to come to our decision. Let’s go to the tape…
Tale of the tape
Tale of the Tape: Who Pitched a Better No-Hitter? Kershaw vs. Lincecum
|Kershaw threw 107 pitches while walking none and striking out 15.||Just The Facts||Lincecum threw 113 pitches while walking one and striking out 6.|
|Kershaw faced the Colorado Rockies who are 3rd in the west and have a decent lineup.||Better Opponent||Lincecum faced the San Diego Padres who are 4th in the west and falling fast.|
|The Claw||Better Nickname||The Freak|
|Kershaw with the unkempt straight beard.||Better Use of Facial Hair||Lincecum's creepy mustache scares children in the first 10 rows.|
|Kershaw threw his first of what will be many.||Current Number of No-Hitters||This is Lincecum's second - both coming against the Padres.|
The winner is
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