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Jordan Yamamoto dominates Cardinals | MLB.com

Two starts into his MLB career, and Jordan Yamamoto already is making history.

The 23-year-old from Kailua, Hawaii, turned in his second consecutive outing of seven scoreless innings against the Cardinals, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out seven in the Marlins’ 6-0 victory on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.

According to Baseball-Reference.com, Yamamoto is the first pitcher since at least 1908 to begin his career with consecutive outings of seven-plus innings pitched, no runs and three or fewer hits. Yamamoto’s 14 consecutive scoreless innings are also a record for a Marlins starter to open his career. Josh Beckett held the previous record of 10 innings in 2001.

“I definitely didn’t imagine this,” Yamamoto said. “It’s one of those things a kid can only dream about. It just worked out perfectly in my favor. The defense really backed me up tonight. Hitters have backed me up the past two games. It’s one of those things, it’s easy to pitch when you have the lead, and it’s easy to pitch when you trust everybody on the field.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2019 at 06:46 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Cblau Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:10 AM (#5853533)
That may be, but he's not exactly Karl Spooner, is he?
   2. The Duke Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:24 AM (#5853540)
Marlins must be giddy that he can shut down the same lineup twice in ten days. That bodes very well. And the enigmatic Cardinals continue to sputter with no real direction and huge salaries.
   3. salvomania Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:36 AM (#5853547)
The two biggest culprits are Carpenter, who hasn't yet gotten going in 2019 with 0.6 WAR after a 4.9 WAR 2018, and Goldschmidt, who has a 103 OPS+ and just 0.7 WAR after averaging over 6 WAR the last five years.

That's two projected offensive monsters providing very little.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 19, 2019 at 11:47 AM (#5853556)
it’s easy to pitch when you have the lead, and it’s easy to pitch when you trust everybody on the field
Yeah, I wouldn't get too used to that, kid.
   5. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: June 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM (#5853588)
So why exactly did Yamamoto get the promotion and not Gallen? Not that you can argue with the results, but it's a surprising decision.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 19, 2019 at 02:27 PM (#5853642)
These kind of results are going to lead to Yamamoto being expensive in Arbitration three years from now. Jeter better trade him for someone more cost controlled.
   7. Brian Posted: June 19, 2019 at 03:15 PM (#5853704)
They brought Gallen up today.
   8. Perry Posted: June 19, 2019 at 05:09 PM (#5853763)
I think right now a stoned Huston Street, 2 years into retirement, could walk out there and dominate the Cardinals.
   9. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: June 20, 2019 at 07:15 AM (#5853923)
Jeter's going to be really upset when he finds out the Marlins don't get a posting fee when they let Yamamoto go this winter.

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