Minnesota Twins starter Sonny Gray on Tuesday completely shut down the Detroit Tigers offense.
He was on the mound for seven innings, where he allowed no runs, four hits and a single walk.
Oh, and he hit 10 hitters in the masterpiece.
He made some history with his great outs.
“Every #MNTwins Pitchers with 7+ scoreless innings and 10+ strikeouts in the last decade: Jose Berrios, Erwin Santana, Sonny Gray, ”MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park tweeted on Wednesday.
Per #MNTwins Pitchers with 7+ scoreless innings and 10+ strikeouts in the last decade:
– Do-Hyoung Park (hydohyoungpark) May 25, 2022
Berrios and Santana are very important to the recent history of the twins and both are respected Harlers in Minnesota.
2022 is Gray’s first season with the company, but if he continues pitching like him, he also has a good chance of becoming a favorite contributor.
Gray being one of the best seasons of his career
After a subpar 2021 – for its standards – with the Cincinnati Reds, the right-hander is now showing his best.
In 2022, Gray recorded a 2-1 record with a 2.60 ERA in 27.2 innings.
He has collected 35 punches and has a solid 1.12 whip
The Twins needed a bump this year for rotation and got it in gray.
His presence allows the rest of the young pitchers in the organization, such as Joe Ryan, Joan Duran and Josh Winder, to focus on getting out and not on leading the rotation.
The twins are doing very well in the standings, leading the AL Central Division with 5.5-game cushions, and this is largely thanks to Gray’s excellent performance on the mound.
He is an integral part of their 2022 plan, and if he stays healthy, he has a chance to oust the Minnesota Chicago White Sox as king of the division.