The Houston Astros make history with 2 immaculate innings in the same game
During the second inning of the Houston Astro’s 9-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, pitcher Luis Garcia struck out Nathaniel Lowe, Ezequiel Duran, and Brad Miller on nine pitches, recording what the baseball Gods call the “immaculate inning”.
Before Garcia touched the heavens, there have only been a total of 106 immaculate innings in MLB history. While the achievement is certainly rare, there has been at least one immaculate inning in every season since 2006.
What made last night even more unique, is the fact that in the bottom of the seventh inning, Phil Maton saw the same hitters in Nathaniel Lowe, Ezequiel Duran, and Brad Miller. Maton also struck out the side with nine pitches, marking the second immaculate inning in the same game.
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It was the first time in MLB history that two immaculate innings occurred in the same day. Last night, it happened not only in the same day, but the same game, against the same three batters.
Up Next for the Philadelphia Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies took 2-of-3 games from the Miami Marlins thanks to a walk-off three-run home run from Garrett Stubbs yesterday. Tonight, they will open up a five game weekend series against the Washington Nationals.