Andrew Heaney (32, Texas Rangers), who had the worst transfer ceremony, stood shoulder to shoulder with the best American League history in his second appearance.
Heaney started the home game against the Kansas City Royals in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 11th (Korean time) and won his first win of the season with 2 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings. Reported. It was a valuable fight that led to Texas’ 11-2 victory.
Heaney signed a two-year, $25 million (approximately 33 billion won) contract with Texas last December. However, against the Baltimore Orioles on the 5th, his Texas debut, he made the worst pitch with 2⅔ innings, 7 hits (2 homers), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 7 runs, and became a losing pitcher. His earned run average soared to 23.63. 먹튀검증
This day was different. In a crisis with one out and first and second base in the first inning and a walk, he gave up one point due to a catch error on the right, but starting with Matt Duffy and leading Salvador Perez in the fourth inning, he showed off his power by striking out nine batters in a row. He gained the upper hand in the timing battle by using his fastball, slider, and changeup in the low 90s. Heaney blocked the crisis with 2 outs on 1st and 2nd base in the 5th inning with no runs, then crossed the mound in the 6th inning and finished the game in a good mood. 93 pitches (56 strikes).
According to MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, striking out 9 batters in a row is the American League-tying record. Doug Fister in 2012 and Tyler Alexander in 2020 struck out nine batters in a row. Coincidentally, both pitchers were from the Detroit Tigers. The major league record is 10 strikeouts in a row.
The Texas team’s record was Nolan Ryan’s 7 strikeouts in a row in 1991. Heaney became a new history of the Rangers club after two games of transfer.
Heaney also became the first Rangers left-hander to strike out 10 or more in a game in four years since Mike Minor struck out 11 against the Milwaukee Brewers in August 2019. It is the sixth case in Texas history to record 10 or more strikeouts in five innings.
After the match, Heaney, who had a complete recovery after two matches, said, “I was very prepared, but I didn’t have a good start at Arlington. “But this game was in stark contrast to my first start. I can’t say I felt like I was going to strike out everyone, but I definitely felt better today.”