Martin Pérez He has crowned a great year in 2022, the best of his career in Major League Baseball, showing off the work done prior to the season and the learning accumulated after several years as a professional pitcher.
However, the native of Guanare in the state of Portuguesa added his 22nd quality outing so far this season on Wednesday night, after pitching seven innings in which he allowed five hits, three runs (all earned), three walks and had three strikeouts against the Seattle Mariners. Despite his good work, the Rangers could not react and ended up losing the game 3-1, with the left-hander adding his seventh setback of the year.
Similarly, the 22 quality starts in 2022 for Marín Pérez represents the eighth most for Venezuelan pitchers in a season and the fourth most for a left-hander. He's second only to Johan Santana, who posted 24-plus points in that department over four seasons.
In addition, there are 104 in total for the guanareño in his career, being the ninth compatriot with triple digits and third among claims, along with Zuliano Wilson Álvarez (138) and Johan Santana, who is also the one with the best record among the shooters of both hands. born in the country (184).
A very consistent 2022 for Martín Pérez
For his part, it should be noted that "El de Las Matas" left his ERA of 2.93 in 190.1 innings pitched in this contest, and with possibly one more opening to make, where the mission is not to increase the effectiveness, the Venezuelan is on his way to becoming the eighth native-born gunsmith (and only the fourth left-hander) with at least one regular round with an ERA under 3.00 having pitched a minimum of 162 innings.
Now, another of the strong points in Martin's year is his durability on the mound and the combination of his pitches to extend his outings, reaching six innings in 24 of his 30 appearances, ranking as one of eight starters this season. with at least that amount, along with Aaron Nola and Alek Manoah; both also with 24, Shane Bieber and Sandy Alcántara with 25, Framber Valdez (26) and with 27, the right-hander Gerrit Cole, and the Japanese Yu Darvish.
Of those 24 outings, in 19 he was able to exceed 90 shipments, while in seven he reached 100 releases.