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Luzardo among the toughest arms of the National

Has six one-run or fewer starts in which he has worked 5 or more innings

There is no doubt that Jesús Luzardo has grown as a pitcher in the Major Leagues.

Gone are the inconsistent days of this 25-year-old lefty on the mound and in 2023 he has shown an improved version with the Miami Marlins, a team where he has assumed the role of ace, given the constant problems of the Dominican Sandy Alcántara and his effectiveness. .

On Tuesday night, Luzardo shone again on the mound of LoanDepot Park, this time against the Kansas City Royals, pitching for seven innings in which he allowed just one run and struck out eight opponents without tickets, to leave 5-4 record with a 3.79 ERA in 13 starts.

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With this performance that concluded in the fifth victory of the Venezuelan in the campaign, Luzardo reached six appearances of one or less runs allowed, in which he has worked for five innings or more. Him ranking third among the best starters in the National League.

Marcus Stroman and Atlanta Braves rookie Bryce Elder are the only ones to surpass Luzardo with seven such appearances.

One of the qualities that Jesús Luzardo has had throughout his career is the power in his arm and proof of this is his speed with fast pitches. The four-seamer fastball; the sinker and the cutter exceed 95 miles per hour, which leads the Venezuelan to be part of the elite of left-handed pitchers in the MLB.

The 86 fans place him in the Top 5 most dominant starters in the Old Circuit.

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