Tale of the Tape: Who Pitched a Better No-Hitter? Kershaw vs. Lincecum

Clayton Kershaw (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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  • Just The Facts
    Kershaw threw 107 pitches while walking none and striking out 15.
    Lincecum threw 113 pitches while walking one and striking out 6.
  • Better Opponent
    Kershaw 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 Nickname
    The Claw
    The Freak
  • Better Use of Facial Hair
    Kershaw with the unkempt straight beard.
    Lincecum's creepy mustache scares children in the first 10 rows.
  • Current Number of No-Hitters
    Kershaw 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.