Spencer Strider (25, Atlanta Braves), who hasn’t lost a single strikeout in his stellar performance, finished the first half on pace for 300 strikeouts.카지노사이트
Strider had pitched 104 2/3 innings in 18 games on the season through the 10th, posting an 11-2 record and a 3.44 ERA. He struck out 166 batters.
That’s first in the majors in strikeouts. He is currently on pace for 302 strikeouts. His 14.3 strikeouts per nine innings also leads the league.
Strider’s ERA has been all over the place this first half. After posting a 1.80 ERA in April, he struggled in May and June with ERAs of 4.01 and 5.46.
However, Strider settled back down to 1.38 in his first two starts of the month. His season ERA, which was as high as 4.12 at one point, is down to 3.44.
Throughout this stretch, Strider has remained on top of the leaderboard in strikeouts. He’s only six strikeouts shy of a game minimum.
Strider is now expected to start the first game of the second half against the Chicago White Sox on the 15th. Strider is currently Atlanta’s ace.
Strider’s greatest strength is his four-seam fastball, which can reach up to 100 mph. His weakness is his lack of variety. In order to get more strikeouts, he needs to increase the percentage of his changeup against left-handed hitters. To do that, he needs to refine his changeup.
After setting the all-time strikeout record as a rookie last year, it will be interesting to see if Strider can continue to be consistent in his second half and reach 300 strikeouts.
The last players to reach 300 strikeouts in the major leagues were Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander in 2019, when Cole won the title with 326 strikeouts.