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The Minnesota Twins chose to oust rookie starter Joe Ryan despite being a no-hitter in seven innings against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Ryan was cruising, but his pitch count was 106 when Twins manager Rocco Baldelli decided to drop it, although history was on the line.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen it in the 2022 campaign, dating back to April 13, when Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw had a better thing for himself, a perfect game through seven innings that included 13 strikeouts. were twins.
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Manager Dave Roberts pulled him after that seventh inning because his pitch count was too high.
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With Minnesota taking a 6–0 lead over Kansas City at the time, Baldelli decided not to push his youngster, and it seemed that Ryan agreed with him as he was already on more than 100 pitches. But it was. Who knows how much he’ll need for the last six of the game?
Ryan has pitched well in his rookie season, although he made five starts at the Biggs in 2021. The 26-year-old owned a 4.05 ERA in 23 starts (122.1 innings) in this game, with 124 strikeouts for a solid 9.1. Strikeout per nine innings.
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This season has been a true no-hitter, coming May 10 from the hand of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Reed Detters.
But there have been eight United no-hitters in the league, surviving for the Twins after Ryan came out. However, they lost in the ninth inning with one out, and the Royals scored three runs. However, that wasn’t enough, with the Twins winning 6–3.
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The latest was from the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees on June 25.