Spencer Stridersrecord-settingperformance on the mound for the Atlanta Braves was undeniably breathtaking for everybody who watched it instantly.
Strider went eight innings in his best start as a specialist, punching out a franchise record 16 Rockies. The person whose record Stache N Gas broke was the one and only hall-of-fame fireballer John Smoltz. If you are breaking franchise records once held by John Smoltz, you do something special on the mound. Atlanta has many rookie sensations, including that of Strider.
Here’s each and every strikeout Strider recorded for the Braves vs. Colorado on Thursday night.
Atlanta Braves: Spencer Strider strikes out 16 batters on a record-setting night
What has made Strider borderline unhittable sometimes are his mix of 100-plus heat from the lower release point than most hitters are used to seeing, and also the hard bite on his late-breaking slider. While he might have to create a third pitch at some time, he’s got had tremendous command of both since moving from the bullpen to the rotation in late May.
The ball happens of The Quadfathers hand effortlessly. At 23-years-old, Strider appears to have mastered the mechanics to be an electrical pitcher with precession. He might be Atlantas feel-good hit of the summertime, but all of the work and preparation that switches into his incredibly efficient delivery to the plate can’t be overstated. Just look at him showing Peter Moylan how exactly to properly stretch.
While Strider is my totally biased pick for another pitcher to throw an ideal game, even he believes he is able to do the impossible. Strider previously told the Pitching Ninja Rob Friedman he thinks he is able to pitch an ideal game on only 81 pitches. Which means 27 punch outs on 81 strikes. For this reason the legend of Strider is growing by the nanosecond. Stache N Gas forever!
For all those who have hearing The Strokes discography on infinite repeat and also have been growing out our musstaches, we wouldnt own it any way. Possibly the best benefit in Striders rise to national prominence is he appears to take tremendous pride in proving his doubters wrong. Everybody who said he could only be considered a relief pitcher come in a place that’s hard to describe
Yeah, the nights not over, youre not trying hard enough, as Strider strikes out the medial side just as before.