Yuri Perez (20, Miami Marlins), ‘the youngest active player’, continued his amazing pitching. He pitched two consecutive games with quality starts and zero runs.
Miami had a home game against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 21st (hereinafter Korean time) at Londippo Park in Miami, Florida, USA.
On this day, Miami lost 0-2, allowing two runs at the end of the game. The other line failed to attack the Toronto mound. The Miami batting line only scored 6 hits on the day.
But Perez’s pitching shone. He threw 80 balls (59 strikes) in 6 innings, giving up 3 hits and no runs. He struck out nine.
With this, Perez recorded 6 scoreless innings in 2 consecutive games following the Seattle Mariners on the 15th. Second quality start of the season.
Accordingly, Perez started eight games of the season and threw 41 innings메이저놀이터, recording 4 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 1.54. 45 strikeouts.
Perez threw a four-seam fastball that topped 98.99 mph on the day. Average is 97.9 miles. The lowest is 96.3 miles. In other words, he succeeded in maintaining restraint, which even veteran players find difficult.
In addition, Perez overpowered Toronto’s lineup by properly mixing the slider, changeup, and curveball. Perez’s long drive that day was only one double.
Previously, Perez started this season in Double-A in the minor leagues and then came up to the major leagues without going through Triple-A. His earned run average in Double-A is 3.19.
Perez is a right-handed starting pitcher with good physical condition at 6 feet 8 inches (about 203 cm). He averages over 97 mph on a fastball and has an above-average slider and changeup.
Here, the command that received 70 points on the 20-80 scale is a strength. In the 2023 preseason Baseball America prospect rankings, he was ranked 7th overall.
On the other hand, Yusei Kikuchi, who started as Toronto’s starting pitcher that day, played brilliantly with 2 hits and no runs in 6 innings, but also recorded a no-decision.
The victory was won by Mi Mi Garcia who blocked the scoreless seventh inning. On the other hand, Tanner Scott, who conceded two runs including the finish, was defeated.