Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Gaussman (32) recorded the most strikeouts in a single game in his personal career.
On the 30th (Korean time), 메이저놀이터Gaussman started the game against the Seattle Mariners held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and pitched 7 innings, 6 hits, 1 walk, 13 strikeouts, and no runs. Toronto won 1-0 with Dalton Barshaw’s walk-off hit in the 10th inning.
Gaussman, who signed a five-year, $110 million (approximately 147.5 billion won) contract with Toronto last season, won 12 wins in the first year of the contract, and is active this season with an average ERA of 2.33 with 2 wins and 2 losses in 6 games (38⅔ innings). . In this game, he struck out 13 and broke the record for the most strikeouts in a single game in his personal career.
Gaussman, who recorded 108 pitches that day, used four-seam (53 pitches), splitter (50 pitches), and slider (5 pitches). Although the ratio of four-seam and splitters was very high at 95%, he pitched almost two pitches, but Seattle batters could not capture Gaussman. The highest four-seam speed was 97.8 miles per hour (157.4 km), and the splitter’s swing rate reached 67%.
MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, said, “Gausman overwhelms Seattle in both expected and unexpected ways while striking out a career high. Several Seattle batters, like many other major league hitters, were hit by Gaussman’s famous splitter that fell outside the strike zone. The four-seam, which flies in the same trajectory as the splitter, stabbed every corner of the strike zone and shot 97 miles (156.1 km) six times,” highlighting Gaussman’s powerful pitch.
Gaussman has struck out 24 over 14 innings in his last two games. “I want to know the secret too,” said Gaussman, who laughed and said, “Sometimes hitters swing and other times they don’t. You have to start with the command. If I can hit a fastball into the strike zone, hitters think I’ll throw a strike. That’s why they swing at my splitter.”
“Gaussman’s fastball looks just like a splitter when it comes out of his hand,” said Seattle catcher Tom Murphy. That’s the real problem. You can pick it out if it has slack spin or other distinguishing characteristics, but Gaussman’s splitter and fastball don’t. he salutes him He throws a fantastic ball.”