Marlins' Pablo López sets MLB record with nine straight strikeouts to begin game vs. Braves
Miami Marlins right-hander Pablo López set a new Major League Baseball record with nine consecutive strikeouts to begin a game. The 25-year-old López struck out the first nine Atlanta Braves batters he saw in Sunday's game.
López also tied the Marlins franchise record for most consecutive strikeouts at any point of a game (Ricky Nolasco, 2009). His nine straight Ks were also one shy of the MLB record for most consecutive strikeouts at any point of a game. Earlier this season, Phillies ace Aaron Nola tied Tom Seaver's 51-year-old MLB record with 10 consecutive strikeouts.