Out of the bullpen earlier, Detroit Tigers pitcher Tyler Alexander achieved a rare feat.
For every batter he faced against the Cincinnati Reds in their first game of the doubleheader Sunday, Alexander went on to strike out nine of them in a row.
The feat he made was he set the MLB record for most consecutive strikeouts accounted for a relief pitcher.
Alexander went on to finish with three and two-thirds innings of work, recording ten strikeouts and one walk.
The pitching achievement wouldn’t be enough as the Tigers lost to the Reds 4-3, even after coming back a 3-0 deficit from earlier in doubleheader game #1.
Let’s say this is part of why the Tigers’ bullpen has been improving here in the beginning of the (shortened) 2020 MLB season.
It will be interesting how they will be playing later on in this season.