Card: 2015 Topps #US179
Adam Joseph Liberatore (born May 12, 1987 in Bellflower, CA) is a former professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Adam made his pro debut with the Hudson Valley Renegades on June 24, 2010. He worked 2/3 of an inning and allowed two hits, two walks and two unearned runs.
On November 20, 2014, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with Joel Peralta in return for Pitchers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. He did not wait long to make his debut for his new team, as less than two weeks into the 2015 season, on April 17th, he pitched a scoreless inning of relief against the Colorado Rockies. He pitched 39 times in 2015, going 2-2 with a 4.25 ERA, and 29 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings but was not used in the postseason.
Adam had a tremendous season for the Dodgers in 2016. On July 22nd, he pitched his 28th consecutive scoreless outing, and at that point had allowed a run in only one of his 42 appearances, giving him an ERA of 0.54 at that point.
On May 4, 2018 with the Dodgers, he pitched the 9th inning of a combined no-hitter over the San Diego Padres. Walker Buehler had started the game by holding them hitless for six innings and Tony Cingrani and Yimi Garcia had followed with a hitless inning each. Adam thus had the distinction of finishing what was the first no-hitter ever pitched outside the United States or Canada as the game was played at Estadio de béisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo León.
Liberatore posted an ERA with the 2018 Dodgers of 2.77. On September 5, 2018, he was released by the Dodgers, and that same month he had surgery on his left knee. Although he hoped to find a new team by spring, that did not happen and he did not seem to be in professional baseball in 2019. Overall he posted a 3.55 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over a four year career.
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