They are the two best lefties in Dodgers history and perhaps the two best Dodger pitchers ever. The comparisons that Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax garner finds the two names in the same breathe quite often. There was no exception during the Dodgers 5-0 win over the Mets last night.
When Vin was calling one of Kershaw’s 13 K’s last night, we can understand why he accidentally called Clayton, “Sandy Koufax.” Take a look:
[VIDEO] Vin Scully "mistakenly" calling Clayton Kershaw 'Sandy Koufax': https://t.co/UNTFAXPT70
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) May 13, 2016
"11 strikeouts for Sandy Koufax" – Gotta love Vinny
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) May 13, 2016
The beauty of a slip like this is that it’s an honest mistake made by the best to ever call a baseball game. The minor misstep validates just how good Clayton Kershaw really is. It’s a subtle mistake that speaks volumes.
The moment was the perfect intersection of legendary broadcaster and legendary pitcher. Besides, “Clayton Koufax” has a nice ring to it anyway, doesn’t it?