Cincinnati Reds pitcher Andrew Abbott (24) is off to a “historic” start.

Abbott started the Reds’ game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on Sunday (July 17) and pitched six innings of four-hit ball with two walks and two strikeouts in a 2-1 victory. Abbott, who has earned wins in all three of his starts this season, has a zero earned run average. He hasn’t allowed a run in 17 and two-thirds innings.토토사이트

According to ESPN, Abbott is the first pitcher since 1893 to go at least five innings in each of his first three big league starts without allowing a run. In 1893, the distance from home plate to the mound was adjusted to the current 18.44. “It’s a really cool record,” he said, “and I wouldn’t be where I am if I didn’t have a good team behind me. All the pieces are coming together. Hopefully we can keep the streak going now.” Cincinnati’s win on Sunday snapped a six-game winning streak and moved them into a tie for second place in the National League Central with a 35-35 record. The Reds’ recent surge has been notable, as they are just a half-game behind the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers.

Andrew Abbott, who has gone at least five innings in each of his first three big league starts. Getty Images

Abbott was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 36th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. He went unsigned, attended the University of Virginia, and re-entered the 2021 draft, where he was selected in the second round, 53rd overall, by Cincinnati. Signed for $1.3 million ($17 million). Last year, he went 10-7 with a 3.81 ERA between Double-A and high Single-A in the minors. This season, he has been solid at Triple-A, going 3-0 with a 3.05 ERA. He was called up to the big leagues on June 6 and has exceeded expectations since then.

Abbott’s performance has been the “rain in the drought. Cincinnati had a starting ERA of 5.78, 28th out of 30 major league clubs. Their batting average is also 28th with a .287 on-base percentage. Abbott’s no-hitter was a welcome respite from the injury bug.

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