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Garrett Richards pitched a nine-strike, three strikeout inning last night

Jun 5, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

Justin Masterson did it two days ago, now Garrett Richards has done it. Nine pitches. Nine strikes. It went down in the second inning of last night’s Angels-Astros game. Five of the nine were swinging strikes, and two of the three strikes threes were swinging. Watch:

Fun times. Funner times: the Angels beat the Astros 4-0.

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    • unlost1 - Jun 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM

      the above comment is another strikeout!

    • glennsyank13 - Jun 5, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      she sounds so hot

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    So there were something like 51 “immaculate innings” since 1900 (or something like that) and now this is the 3rd or 4th this year? Crazy times.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      It’s because of Global Warming

    • infieldhit - Jun 5, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      Fourth time, and in less than a month. Recently you’d get maybe two a season. Kinda surprised there weren’t more last year, though.

  3. rje49 - Jun 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    If I were a pitcher, I’d rather have a 3-pitch complete inning.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 5, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      Technically… can start and finish the inning on 1 pitch.

      First batter get to 3rd on the first pitch (presumably a Triple, but it doesn’t matter how, just that he gets to 3rd). He then attempts to steal home, pitcher steps off the rubber to throw home and the batter swings at the throw home. By Rule, the batter is out and the runner has to go back to 3rd. Since he steeped off the rubber, it is not a pitch. That repeats itself 2 more times, and viola! 1 pitch inning

      I did say TECHNICALLY…..

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