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Braves rookie Spencer Strider strikes out 16 without any walks in win over Rockies


Braves rookie right-hander Spencer Strider continues to make a compelling case for NL Rookie of the 12 months — together with his essential competitors being a teammate. The duo starred once more within the Braves’ 3-0 win over the Rockies Thursday night time, although it was Strider who stood out. 

Strider, 23, labored eight scoreless innings, permitting simply two hits. He did not difficulty a stroll and he struck out 16. Sixteen! 

This was the thirtieth recreation in baseball historical past through which a pitcher struck out not less than 16 with out issuing a single stroll (list here via Stathead). Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens each did it 4 occasions whereas Dwight Gooden (in consecutive begins!) and Max Scherzer did it twice. 

The final time it occurred was Walker Buehler on June 21, 2019. Chris Sale additionally did it in 2019 after which we would have to return to 2016 earlier than discovering one other recreation of the kind. 

Now, take into account Strider is a rookie. This is a listing of the rookies to tug off not less than 16 strikeouts and 0 walks. 

  • Spencer Strider, Sept. 1, 2022: 16 Ok, 0 BB
  • Jon Gray, Sept. 17, 2016: 16 Ok, 0 BB
  • Kerry Wooden, Might 6, 1998: 20 Ok, 0 BB
  • Dwight Gooden, Sept. 17, 1984: 16 Ok, 0 BB
  • Dwight Gooden, Sept. 12, 1984, 16 Ok, 0 BB

On the 12 months, Strider now has 174 strikeouts in 114 2/3 innings. He’s not certified for the ERA title (the requirement is one inning per staff recreation), but when he had been, he’d be the chief in strikeout fee. He isn’t even that far off the lead in strikeouts, as Corbin Burnes of the Brewers is on the high with 195. The two.67 ERA and 0.98 WHIP for Strider point out he is thrown at a Cy Younger degree, although the workload is way too low to problem Sandy Alcantara

The award the place Strider is firmly within the combine is Rookie of the 12 months, as famous. His prime competitors is Braves heart fielder Michael Harris. Harris homered for one of many Braves’ runs on Thursday. He is hitting .298/.344/.523 with 22 doubles, two triples, 14 homers, 46 RBI, 56 runs and is 16 for 16 in stolen bases. 

It needs to be a enjoyable race between the teammates. Strider’s effort on Thursday will go a great distance towards tilting issues in his course, however Harris can have loads to say about it shifting ahead. 

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