‘327K pace’ mustachioed fireballer beats deGrom to become 100K fastest in history

Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider became the fastest player in major league history to reach 100 strikeouts in a season.

Strider started against the NL Eastern rival Philadelphia Phillies held at True East Park on the 29th (Korean time) and gave up 2 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings, giving up 2 runs and leading to an 11-4 victory. Atlanta, which marked 32 wins and 21 losses, kept the lead in the district. They are ahead of the second place Miami Marlins by 4.5 games.

Strider struck out nine and led both leagues in strikeouts on the season with 106.

In particular, Strider struck out lead batter Nick Castellanos in the top of the 4th inning, leading 7-2, with a slider outside 85 miles, reaching 100 strikeouts in the season in 61 innings, the fastest pace in modern baseball history. The previous record was 61⅔ innings recorded by New York Mets Jacob deGrom at the time of 2021.

Strider threw 57⅔ innings until the previous game, and on this day, he struck out Castellanos and marked 3⅓ innings.

After expressing his feelings, “It’s a wonderful record. I want to continue throwing like this,” he said, “It felt like the game was decided early as the first inning batting line took a big lead. to catch it,” he said.

At the end of the first inning, Atlanta took the lead with Ronald Acuna Jr.’s heavy hit and Matt Olsen’s two-run home run, then Austin Riley’s mid-month solo shot, Azi Albis’ two RBIs, and Acuna Jr.’s two RBIs and timely hits, scoring seven points at the beginning. The match was decided.

Strider, who threw 102 balls, used 67 four-seam fastballs, his main weapon, and showed a maximum of 99.9 miles and an average of 97.6 miles. He threw 28 sliders and 7 changeups each.

Strider walked lead Cody Clemens in the top of the 3rd inning, then was hit by a two-run homer in the middle of the month by Brandon Marsh and allowed 2 runs. The remaining five innings were all three-way offenses. In particular, in the 4th inning, Castellanos, Kyle Schwaber, and JT Realmuto struck out all of the opponent’s main hitters, and in the 5th and 6th innings, he perfectly blocked them with two strikeouts and a tripartite, 11 batters in a row. Filled 6 innings with processing.

Strider struck out 106 in 63 ⅔ innings for a 9-inning strikeout rate (SO/9 IP) of 14.984. The all-time record for this division is Shane Bieber’s 14.198, set by the Cleveland Guardians in 2020, a shortened 60-game season. The official season is 13.818 by Gerrit Cole of the Houston Astros in 2019.

Strider, who started the season as the second starter, can strike out 327 this year if he maintains the current pace while keeping the rotation steady.

Strider, who recorded 5 wins and 2 losses and an ERA of 2.97, recorded a WHIP of 0.99 and a batting average of 0.178. NL tied for 5th in wins, 7th in earned run average, 1st in WHIP, 1st in batting average, and tied for 8th in innings pitched.메이저사이트

Meanwhile, Acuna Junior wielded a strong blow with 4 hits in 5 at-bats, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored, and was named as a strong MVP candidate this year. As of this day, he is 3rd in NL batting average (0.333), 1st in OPS (0.986), 1st in runs scored (48), and 1st in stolen bases (22).

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