Former Milwaukee Brewers farmhand David Fry was called upon to pitch for the Cleveland Guardians on Monday night as they were getting blown out in a game against the Minnesota Twins. He was called upon to pitch in the sixth inning when the score was already 11-1. He ended up being the last pitcher used by the Guardians in which the final score ended up being 20-6. During his four innings of work he ended up shattering one pitching record from Statcast.
Cleveland Guardians-Minnesota Twins Game: David Fry (former Milwaukee Brewers player) shatters one pitching Statcast record
In total David Fry, who normally is a catcher/outfielder/first baseman, threw 64 pitches with 41 of them going for strikes. Of his pitches thrown, all of them were logged under 60 MPH. Until his outing no pitcher in the Statcast era had ever thrown 30 pitches under 60 MPH in one game.
No pitcher in the entire pitch tracking era had ever thrown 30 pitches under 60 MPH in one MLB game then David Fry threw 64 today. pic.twitter.com/2ygBhSXI6d
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) September 5, 2023
Following his performance on the mound David Fry indicated that he had no problem being the guy chosen to save the Guardians bullpen.
“We’re trying to save them (bullpen). Who cares what I do? It’s not about me doing good. It’s just (to) get outs, throw slow, don’t get hurt and get out of there.”
After the game the Cleveland Guardians added humor to this situation by making it known that David Fry would be unavailable to pitch in their next game.
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