Astros Make History

The game of baseball is nearly two centuries old, but even today, history is still being made. The Houston Astros made MLB history last night as the first team to throw not one but two immaculate innings in the same game.

An immaculate inning is an inning in which a pitcher strikes out all three batters he faces in one inning while using the minimum amount of pitches, nine (three pitches to each three batters).

Astros pitchers Luis Garcia and Phil Maton are the two who pitched their way into the history books, becoming the first Astros players to throw an immaculate inning since Will Harris did it back in 2019.

However, the most exciting part about this accomplishment was that it was completed against the same three batters, Nathanial Lowe, Ezequiel Duran, and Brad Miller.

The Astros pitching staff has been unreal this season, from guys taking no-hitters as far as the eighth inning to throwing immaculate innings; this pitching staff will carry this team far later this year.

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About Kegan Crawford

Kegan Crawford is a Staff Writer for the Texas Baseball Report who started his writing career alongside Rip Griffin at Overtime Heroics. Crawford currently attends Stephen F. Austin State University majoring in Mass Communications with hopes of becoming a sports writer post-graduation.

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