Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander bullpen Colin Holderman, who threw 9 pitches and ended the inning with 3 strikeouts, gave his impressions.
Holderman struck out three batters in the 7th inning of the last game of the Tampa Bay Race and away series held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on the 5th (Korean time).
It was the first flawless inning in the major leagues in the 2023 season. He is the first Pittsburgh pitcher to set such a record since Juan Nicacio on July 4, 2016.
He said, “It’s really great. I was lucky, and I feel grateful. At the time of the mound, I wasn’t very conscious in my mind, but that’s why I think it’s better.”
When asked if he had taken the commemorative ball, he laughed and said, “I asked for the ball, but I haven’t received it yet. It will be great if you get it,” he said.먹튀검증
Having achieved a record against Tampa Bay, the league’s top team, he said, “I throw with confidence whenever I throw the ball. Whoever the opposing team is and whoever the batter is, I try to throw my ball.”
The regret of losing seemed greater than the joy of achieving a record. He expressed regret and frustration over his defeat, saying, “I really hate losing, no matter who the opponent is.”
“I will forget about it and prepare for the next game. The opponent is a team that has not been seen for the rest of the season. If we see it next time, we will only meet in the World Series,” he added, adding that he would forget this series.
Holderman, who was recruited by the New York Mets in July of last year in exchange for Daniel Vogelbeck, is recording an ERA of 3.21 by throwing 14 innings in 14 appearances this season. He led the team’s bullpen with nine holds in ten saves.
Colleague Vince Velázquez explained the meaning of Holderman’s record, saying that it “represents what he has been showing throughout the season.”
Manager Derek Shelton also said, “I knew from the first time I came that Gu was a really good pitcher. It was all about staying fit and he did a really good job with the club. He is also proving that our expectations were not wrong.”