He struck out 1,000 batters. Jack Greinke (39, Kansas City Royals), a 20-year veteran who also played with Ryu Hyun-jin during the Los Angeles Dodgers, has achieved another milestone in his career.
Greinke started in an away game against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time) and pitched well with 3 hits (1 home run), 1 pitch, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings. 2 wins of the season were lost due to bullpen hunting, and the team lost 3-4, but it was a meaningful day for Greinke.
He struck out 1,000 different hitters,카지노사이트 setting the fifth record in major league history. After Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens, Greinke made the list of historic pitchers.
Prior to the game, Greinke had struck out 998 different batters. Two batters had to be added, but among the Milwaukee batters that day, 4 batters were not struck out by Greinke. He struck out two of them in the fifth inning.
In the 5th inning, he struck out Bryce Tourang and Joey Wimmer and reached 1000 batters. Greinke, who walked down the mound with a high fastball after a seven-pitch game and struck out Weirmer, was warmly welcomed by his teammates before realizing that the record had been set.
According to local media such as ‘MLB.com’, Greinke said after the game, “I’ve heard about the record a few times, but it didn’t come to mind today. (After episode 5) My colleagues were a little more excited than usual. After hearing the record, he said, ‘Oh, so that’s how it was’.”
Greinke wasn’t the only one who didn’t know. Kansas City second baseman Michael Massey took over the ball he struck out during the inning shift and passed it to the spectators without thinking. Catcher Salvador Perez immediately found the fan who received the ball and exchanged it for another.
“I’m really happy to be behind home plate,” said Perez, who shared the record-breaking moment. Greinke is a pitcher who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame after his retirement. I am grateful to receive his ball and to see him every day as a teammate. We should all be proud to have a Hall of Fame player next to us. He’s very smart. He prepares really well for every match. Young players have to copy what he does. He is always ready and loves to compete.”
Greinke, who made his major league debut in 2004, has pitched 3293⅔ innings in 565 games in his 20th year this year, recording 224 wins, 145 losses, 1 save, an average ERA of 3.45, and 2914 strikeouts. He boasts 6 All-Star-Gold Gloves, 1st place in earned run average twice, and 2 Silver Sluggers, including the 2009 American League Cy Young Award. He ranks first among active pitchers in innings, second in wins, and third in strikeouts. This year, he is posting an average ERA of 5.01 with 1 win and 4 losses in 9 games (46⅔ innings)