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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rafael Soriano's immaculate inning

Oh, I forgot to post this earlier. In Monday's Rays-Angels game, Rafael Soriano pitched an immaculate 9th inning - three strikeouts on nine pitches. According to The Immaculate Inning website, this was the 44th occurrence in Major League history of such an inning. Soriano struck out Erick Aybar, Mike Napoli, and Peter Bourjos on the minimum number of pitches, with six swinging strikes, two called strikes, and one foul ball. Ross Ohlendorf was the last pitcher to have an immaculate inning, performing it on September 5th of 2009.

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