Clayton Kershaw Loses Perfect Game Bid on Hanley Ramirez Throwing Error

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2014

Of all of the nights to commit a throwing error, Hanley Ramirez, you had to pick tonight.

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. It might have been a perfect game had Ramirez not thrown away what would've been an easy out on a ground ball from Corey Dickerson in the top of the seventh.

Although Ramirez was on the run, he probably should've made the play. Dickerson isn't the fleetest of foot, and the three-time All-Star had plenty of time to throw the ball to first.

Baseball Prospectus' Matthew Kory joked that Ramirez wanted the Rockies to break up the no-no if only to avoid being a footnote to history:

While Kershaw throwing a perfect game would've made the night that much more special, a no-hitter isn't a bad consolation prize.