Canadian Paxton no-hits Jays
- Author: Julie Sanders May 10, 2018,
May 10, 2018, 6:32
The new crop of Falcons will hit the field on June 1 when they host the Bellingham Bells. "I'm honoured to be the second Canadian to throw a no hitter in the big leagues".
After a rough start to the season and an ERA skyrocketing above 5.00, James Paxton has righted the ship and lowered his ERA to a solid 3.40. Stroman finished with five strikeouts and one walk over his 99 pitches.
Bob Burkmar was an assistant coach on the same Delta team and he had to prepare the catchers to receive a pitch from the teenage James Paxton, who was already six-foot-four-inches tall. The Mariners third baseman was manning the hot corner during a Kevin Pillar at-bat.
Bundy then walked two straight batters before Alex Gordon connected for a three-run shot, at which point the beleaguered pitcher was lifted for reliever Mike Wright Jr.
It is a fitting nickname for the left-handed starter. In 77 such plate appearances, he slashed.333/.364/.583 (compared to his overall season line of.255/.300/.403).
But Paxton remembers a time when he didn't feel special, including his first major league start at Rogers Centre in 2014.
Well, he actually went 2.2 innings and it was only eight earned runs.
Cano thrived batting against righties past year, maintaining a slash line of.312/.371/.519 across 455 plate appearances (compared to his total season line of.280/.338/.453). Only 12 of those have been completed using less than 100 pitches. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have lost 0.8 units and are 8-4 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. They do so in an era where defensive shifts have gone from curiosity to commonplace, robbing them of hits through what would've been gaps in the infield a decade ago.
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