The Tampa Bay Rays are just seven games deep into the new Major League Baseball season, and already the club is seeing some impressive stuff from one of their young relievers.
Jose Alvarado got the ball to start the eighth inning of a scoreless match against the Colorado Rockies at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, and the lefty certainly didn’t disappoint. The 23-year-old struck out all three batters he faced in the inning, but not before tossing one 99 mph bullet by Charlie Blackmon to strike out the side.
Check out the jaw-dropping pitch for yourself:
Alvarado has had a successful start to his third season in the MLB, closing out another inning for the squad April 1 with a nasty 97 mph pitch to the Rockies’ Trevor Story. With 155 games left in the season, it certainly will be interesting to see what more will come from the young pitcher.
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