Atlanta Braves’ Spencer Strider (25) led the league in strikeouts but couldn’t smile on a back-to-back home runs.
Strider allowed four runs on six hits (two homers) and one walk with 13 strikeouts in six innings of work against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on 21 June.
After starting the game with a strikeout in the top of the first, Strider gave up a single to Immanuel Rivera in the bottom of the second, but struck out Jake McCarty to end the inning. In the third, he struck out the side again.
After giving up a leadoff triple to Ketel Marte in the fourth, Strider retired the next three batters he faced – Corbin Carroll, Christian Walker and Dominic Canzone – to end the inning without allowing a run. He retired the next three batters in order in the fifth.
After retiring the side in order in the sixth, Strider took the mound in the seventh with Atlanta leading 1-0. After allowing leadoff hitter Carroll to advance to second on a walk and a stolen base, Strider walked Walker on a pitch to the body and gave up a three-run homer to Canzone. After giving up a back-to-back homer to Rivera, Strider was unable to record an out and was replaced by Ben Heller to end the night. Atlanta’s bats exploded in the bottom half of the game to pull out a 7-5 victory.
In his 100-pitch outing, Strider threw a four-seam (65 pitches), slider (31 pitches), and changeup (4 pitches). His fastball topped out at 99.0 miles per hour (159.3 km/h). His slider had a 71% swinging strike rate.
Strider, who leads the majors in strikeouts (189), added 13 more in the game to extend his lead over second-place Kevin Gausman (Toronto, 153) to 36.카지노사이트
Strider, who kept the game scoreless through six innings with his strong command, was disappointed to see the seventh inning come to an end. “I’m really happy that we came back and won the game. But there will be games where we don’t come back like that. That’s why it’s important for me to protect the lead. But I wasn’t able to do that,” he said.
Strider is 11-3 with a 3.78 ERA in 20 games (116⅔ innings) this season.