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Triston McKenzie sets new career record in strikeouts


My God, Triston McKenzie have a whole season!

On July 14 of that year, he retired 12 batters for the Tigers, which at the time was a new career high for the young pitcher. He etched through their batting order like it was just another routine start.

Friday night’s game against the White Sox saw a similar performance. This time against an even tougher lineup and resulting in an even more historic performance.

In the top of the seventh inning, McKenzie hit his 13th batter of the game, which marked a new career high at the time. He would end up finishing the game with 14 strikeouts without walking a single batter.

Here’s what McKenzie had to say after the game:

By the time McKenzie left the game, he hit every batter on the White Sox lineup at least once. This in itself is an impressive achievement.

His best pitch of the night was easily that rainbow curveball he throws. There were confused, silly hitters all night. More than half of them he threw resulted in a puff.

It was easily Triston’s best performance of the year and arguably the best performance of his career.

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