Brewers reliever Josh Hader shut the door on a 4-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday with an immaculate inning. The hard throwing left-hander recorded three strikeouts in his perfect inning with nine fastballs. It was just the 88th immaculate inning in MLB history.
To shut the door tonight, Josh Hader was immaculate. pic.twitter.com/lYbAyWstPv
— MLB (@MLB) March 31, 2019
The nine pitch save was Hader’s second save of the season. What a start to the season it has been for All-Star reliever. He has thrown 30 pitches in his three innings of work this season. There have been 22 swings on those 30 pitches and 18 of those 22 swings have been swings and misses.
Josh Hader of the @Brewers has thrown 30 pitches this season – and every single one has been a fastball.
Batters have swung 22 times against it so far. The results:
– Swing-and-miss: 18
– Foul ball: 2
– Ball in play: 2 pic.twitter.com/40cQKgB5Do
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) March 31, 2019
It’s not that hard to find a replacement for your injured closer when you have a guy like Hader on your roster. He has almost unhittable stuff.
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