Brewers starter Corbin Burnes sets record the MLB has never seen
A perfect example of complete dominance on the mound is the ability to strike out hitters and command all of your pitches. Milwaukee Brewers righty Corbin Burnes has done just that while breaking a major league record in the process.
Burnes became the first pitcher ever to strike out 52 hitters and issue NO walks during Thursday’s start against the Cardinals.
Let it Burnes!
52 Ks and 0 BB to start the season for Corbin Burnes, an MLB record! pic.twitter.com/oQ0mXS7vs4
— MLB (@MLB) May 13, 2021
This is truly outstanding. The Brewers starter has tossed just over 30 innings this season and has issued zero free passes. Just comprehend that for a second. Burnes also has one of the best ERA’s in the show at 1.53. He gets the majority of his K’s from a 95 mph cutter which is the primary pitch of use, while also throwing a sinking fastball in the high 90s.
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen previously held the record, striking out 51 batters before giving up a walk. the Brewers are currently 20-17 and just two games behind St.Louis for first place in the National League Central. They also sport a 3.51 team ERA, which is top-10 in the majors.
Burnes throws extremely hard, shows great command, and has a bevy of offerings to choose from. Maybe a future Cy Young winner? Who knows. But this record is a great start for the 26-year-old Brewers right-hander.