Chris Capuano didn't quite make history on Sunday, but he did continue his great season, proving yet again to be a bargain for the Dodgers.
Capuano took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but settled on eight shutout frames with just two hits allowed, and 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 victory over Miami. It was the 76th game by a Los Angeles Dodger, dating back to 1958, with at least eight scoreless innings and at least 10 strikeouts.
It snapped a personal three-game losing streak for Capuano, who showed signs of a rebound in his previous start. He allowed two early runs in Monday's loss to Colorado, but that was all he allowed in seven innings.
"I was happy with the last couple of innings, as I felt stronger and I was getting the ball to where I
was trying to get it," Capuano said on Monday.
He was even better on Sunday, which was his 16th quality start of the year, and his 14th game in 24 starts that he has allowed two runs or less.
Now four years removed from his second Tommy John surgery, Capuano sports a 3.11 ERA in 24 starts. He has pitched at least six innings in 17 of his 24 starts, averaging 6.26 innings, his highest mark since 2006.
Signed to a two-year, $10 million contract before the season, Capuano has established himself as a worthy top of the rotation starter for the Dodgers and is a big reason why they are in contention in the National League West.