Found August 09, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez's first start in the majors didn't quite measure up to the debut starts made by other Cardinals' rookies this season. He failed to last five innings while giving up four runs and taking the loss in the Dodgers' 5-1 victory at Busch Stadium. But the 21-year-old right-hander accomplished something that his fellow rookies didn't. Martinez, in fact, might have managed a first for any Cardinals starter when he threw a fastball timed at 100 mph in the first inning. If another Cardinals' pitcher has touched triple digits in a start, it was many years ago and has eluded the memory of three knowledgeable pressbox wags who have followed the Cardinals for a long time. Martinez actually threw two pitches that reached 100. The first was fouled off by cleanup hitter Yasiel Puig who, two pitches later, reached on a slow roller to third. In the second, Dee Gordon dribbled a 100 mph four-seamer back to the mound and also ended up with an infiel...
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