The perfect game and no-hit no-run were canceled, but it was literally ‘overwhelming’. Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider silenced the Miami Marlins lineup for eight innings.
Strider appeared as a starting pitcher in the 2023 Major League (MLB) home game against the Miami Marlins held at True East Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on the 25th (Korean time), showing a good pitch with 2 hits and 13 strikeouts in 8 innings.
Strider, who threw the most innings in an individual game this season, earned his third win of the season. He also recorded 9 strikeouts or more in 9 consecutive games, surpassing ‘Legend’ John Smoltz (8 games) and breaking the club record. It is a record only seven times in major league history, including the Strider.
Strider, who did not send a single runner메이저사이트 on base until the batting order turned around at the beginning of the game, continued his perfect march in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings. He showed his power by striking out only 10 until the 6th inning.
In the top of the 7th inning, when expectations for his record were growing little by little, he allowed lead batter Jazz Chizom to get on base. First baseman Matt Olsen made a catch error. However, after that, he turned the three batters into a fly ball-strikeout-straight hit and ended the inning. The no-hit, no-run challenge was still in progress.
In the top of the 8th inning with 5 out counts left, Jin Segura pulled the Strider’s 3rd pitch slider with the ball count 0-2 and struck a left-handed hit. It was the first hit Miami hit that day. Segura, sensing an in-time, smiled lightly. Strider, whose no-hit, no-run was canceled, had a calm expression.
Strider seemed shaky with another hit, but struck out Jacob Starlings-Garret Hampson. Home fans gave him a standing ovation.
While Strider fought well, the batting line also added strength. Atlanta completed a double-digit score by adding 3 runs at the bottom of the 8th inning following 4 consecutive innings in the 3rd to 6th innings, defeating Miami 11-0.
Strider, who debuted in the big leagues in 2021, appeared in 31 games (20 starts) in the first team last year and recorded an average ERA of 2.67 with 11 wins and 5 losses. In particular, what draws his attention is the number of strikeouts reaching 202. The number of strikeouts per 9 innings was 13.8.
It’s still early in the season, but his strikeout rate per nine innings this year is 14.7, higher than last year’s. Attention is focusing on how far Strider’s phenomenal pitching, which thrills Atlanta fans, will evolve.