Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Pitches a No-Hitter: Hollywood Reacts
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw joined the no-hitter club on Wednesday night in what has been described by sports commentators as "the best game you will ever see."
The left-hander scored the second no-hitter of the Dodgers' season — following in the footsteps of Josh Beckett on May 25 — and struck out a career-high 15 in an 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Over 46,000 fans in Dodger Stadium erupted in celebration as Hollywood stars took to social media to express their admiration for the 26-year-old Cy Young award winner, who signed a $215-million, seven-year contract with the team in January.
Justin Timberlake simply tweeted "Kershaw!! Doyers!!" referring to the Dodgers' Hispanic nickname.
Kershaw!!!!! Doyyers!!— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 19, 2014
Die-hard sports fan Alyssa Milano alerted fans to watch the historic game's highlights.
Lakers great Magic Johnson, who is a part owner of the Dodgers, called Kershaw "the best pitcher in baseball."
After celebrating the Kings victory on Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti offered his own personal congratulations to Kershaw and emphasized that it was a "great sports week."
Former Clippers player Baron Davis called it "the year of the Dodgers."
KTLA reporter Allie Mac Kay praised Kershaw's generosity as well as his baseball skills.
Let's be honest….Kershaw will probably treat Ramirez to an ice-cream sundae. There's no nicer man in baseball.— Allie Mac Kay (@alliemackay) June 19, 2014