Sep 1, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar (31) sits in dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Salazar’s Modern Record Turns Heads


Danny Salazar’s Modern Record Shows Why He’s Special

On Thursday night, Danny Salazar did something that hadn’t been done in the modern era of baseball, 1900-present. Salazar accomplished the feat of striking out 10 Chicago White Sox in just 3.2 innings of work. Out of the 11 outs he recorded during his start, 10 of them came via the strikeout. Unfortunately, because the White Sox were able to put together a few rallies and put runs on the board, Salazar threw 93 pitches in the period of time, couldn’t last long, and ended up taking the loss.

Regardless of the outcome, Danny Salazar’s modern record accomplishment was something truly special and a sign of things to come for the young right hander. Many prognosticators felt that Salazar would be one of the breakout pitchers in 2014. Thursday’s start was just one pivotal step in proving all of the right.

You can watch a condensed video highlight of Salazar’s 10 strikeouts below. (refresh page if player doesn’t properly)

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  • DC

    The 11th out was an outfield assist at 2nd base on an attempt to stretch a single, too. So he didn’t record a single batted ball out in the traditional sense, which is even more remarkable. If it weren’t for the long balls…

  • Gary

    What do all those strikeouts mean when he still gives up 6 hits and 5 runs. With 2 HR’s in only 3 and 2/3rds innings.? In two games he has lasted only 9 innings giving up 13 hits and 7 runs with 3 HR’s. He does have 14 KO’s in those 9 innings. But, till he learns how to control his off speed pitches and hit the corners he will have a tough go. He is young, so hopefully he learns from every outing.