WATCH: Spencer Strider’s perfect game bid ends on an error by Braves’ first baseman Matt Olson
Braves’ pitcher Spencer Strider was perfect through six innings of work last night as Atlanta jumped out to an 8-0 lead against the Miami Marlins.
That changed in the top of the seventh inning as Jazz Chisolm stepped to the plate, hitting what seemed to be a routine grounder to Braves’ first baseman Matt Olson.
Unfortunately, Olson booted the ball and was handed an error while ending Striders’ bid at perfection.
Spencer Strider’s Perfect Game Ruined by an Error
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Strider held a no-hitter until he allowed two consecutive singles to Jean Segura (shoutout Jimmy Cigs) and Jon Berti in the eighth inning. He then struck out the next two batters to get the himself and the Braves out of the jam.
Jean Segura Ends Strider’s No-Hitter
Strider finished the game with just two hits allowed, no walks, and 13 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings.
Good for Strider. Bad for Olson. Oh well. I’ll tell you who wouldn’t make this mistake.
That would be Phillies’ injured first baseman Rhys Hoskins, who was an ELITE defensive player last season.
He and Spencer Strider actually have a pretty good history against each other too. Not sure if anyone remembers this home run from Rhys Hoskins last season in the NLDS. It’s always fun to remind Braves fans on Twitter.
Braves fans, clearly can’t deal with a few jokes but that’s okay, we’ll continue to make them.