Yankees legend outraged by Dodgers 'stopping' Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter

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Yankees legend outraged by Dodgers 'stopping' Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter

New York Yankees legend Reggie Jackson was outraged after Clayton Kershaw was pulled out of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins game after perfect seven innings. With the Dodgers having a comfortable 6-0 lead, Alex Vesla came into the game to pitch for the Dodgers.

There hasn't been a no-hitter since 2012 and only 23 perfect games have been seen in MLB history. “Clayton Kershaw Perfect game 80 pitches, take him OUT !!!!! WHAT THE! what’s the game coming to?” Jackson demanded to know.

“[One] of the era’s best, and you take him out with a perfect game in the 7th, 7-0 Dodgers winning. Take him OUT! THIS IS BASEBALL PLEASE PEOPLE THAT HAVE NEVER PLAYED GET OUT OF ITS WAY”

Fergie Jackson was also outraged Kershaw got pulled out

“Not even if I had a broken arm and had to roll the ball over the plate am I leaving a perfect game in the 7th,” Hall of Fame pitcher Jenkins tweeted.

After the game, Kershaw didn't want to criticize his coach for pulling him out of the game. “Blame it on the lockout,” Kershaw said. “Blame it on my not picking up a ball for three months (during the offseason).

“I knew going in that my pitch count wasn’t going to be 100. It’s a hard thing to do, to come out of a game when you’re doing that. We’re here to win. This was the right choice”. The Dodgers won the game 7-0 and Kershaw insists that's the most important thing.

“At the end of the day, those are individual things,” Kershaw said. “Those are selfish goals. We’re trying to win, that’s really all we’re here for. As much as I would have wanted to do it, I’ve thrown 75 pitches in a sim game.

I hadn’t gone six innings, let alone seven. Sure, I would’ve loved to do it, but maybe we get another chance, who knows”.