CLE Rookie of the Year 12K in 59 Years…Williams’ ‘Monster Pitch’ Against Hyun-Jin Ryu

7 IP, 1 H, 12 K in Toronto on Aug. 8
No win, but a dominant performance
Ryu was hit by a pitch and left the game after four scoreless innings.

Gavin Williams on the mound in a home game against Toronto on Aug. 8. Getty Images

Garvin Williams (24, Cleveland Cavaliers), 카지노사이트 who was matched up with Hyun-jin Ryu (36, Toronto Blue Jays) in the starting lineup, pitched a dominant game.

Williams pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, striking out 12 and walking none in a home game against Toronto at Progressive Field in Ohio on Monday (Aug. 8). According to Yahoo Sports, the 12 strikeouts were the most by a Cleveland rookie in a game in 59 years, since Luis Tiant struck out 12 on Aug. 19, 1964. The Cuban native is a Major League Baseball (MLB) “legend” with 229 career wins. Williams also became the first player in franchise history to give up one or fewer hits and strike out 12.

According to MLB stats site BaseballSabermetrics, Williams threw a total of 90 pitches on the day. He mixed a four-seam fastball (52) with a slider (20), curve (12), and changeup (5). His fastball sat at a high of 97.9 mph (157.6 km/h) and averaged 96 mph (154.5 km/h). He had a 43% (17 of 40) fastball swing rate.

The 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft, Williams signed a $2.25 million signing bonus. He was rated as the 20th-best prospect in MLB in Baseball America’s (BA) preseason 2023 prospect rankings. He made his big league debut on June 22 against the Oakland Athletics and has been cruising. He is 1-3 with a 2.90 ERA on the season.

Coincidentally, Williams didn’t get the win against Toronto. Cleveland scored two runs in the top of the eighth and one in the top of the ninth when the bullpen was activated in a 1-3 loss. Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth, Bo Naylor lined a single to right field with runners on first and second to pull within one, but that was it. On the ensuing 1-3 count, Steven Kwan was stranded at second base on a fielder’s choice.

Meanwhile, Ryu Hyun-jin, who started the game, was removed from the game in the bottom of the fourth inning after being hit in the knee by a wild pitch from Oscar Gonzalez. It was reported to be a simple bruise, and his stat line for the game was four innings of one-hit ball with one walk and two strikeouts. He lowered his season ERA significantly from 7.20 to 4.00.

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