Venezuelan pitcher Martín Pérez, of the Texas Rangers, painted the Houston Astros' strong offense this Friday night.
Pérez, 31, managed to cover the entire route, a situation that is "in danger of extinction" in modern baseball, for the third time in his career and for the first time since 2014.
In this magnificent presentation, the left-handed starter left a line of nine innings, with seven hits allowed, gave away a walk and fanned five rivals.
Martín Pérez was PURE FIRE! 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/a4j5Pksw1y- Texas Rangers (@losrangers) May 21, 2022
The native of Guanare, Portuguesa state, made 108 pitches, 73 of them located in the strike zone, after facing 32 batters.
Martín Pérez's work consisted of 36 changeups (33%), 32 sinkers (30%), 28 cut straights (26%), nine four-seam straights (8%) and three curves (3%).
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After two outings in which he barely pitched four innings, "El De Las Matas" surpassed inning number six for the sixth time in a row.
With tonight's victory (4-0) against the Astros, Pérez took his record to 3-2 and lowered his ERA to 1.64.