Jun 16, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Blaine Boyer (58) pitches to the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
I guess everyone can holds a record if you try hard enough to find one. Padres reliever Blaine Boyer found his MLB record, as the right-hander has set a new record by retiring the first 26 right-handed batters he’s faced without a hit or a walk allowed. Boyer has allowed three hits and one walk on the season with no runs allowed, but all of the hits and walks were given away to left-handed hitters.
Boyer, according to STATS, Inc., has broken the record of 24 outs from right-handers recorded to open a season that was shared by Eric Ludwick of the 1998 Marlins and Russ Springer of the 2009 A’s. Not a bad present to get on Boyer’s 33rd birthday.