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Eric D. Schabell
He is now immortal in Red Sox lore.
Yesterday he came into the ninth inning, tossed a three up, three down inning with the score tied and earned the win over the Rays.
Uehara also penciled his name into the record books. He broke Ellis Kinder’s club record of 32 straight batters retired — set in 1952 — when he struck out Wil Myers in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game. Uehara then got Ben Zobrist to ground out to second base, meaning he has now retired a franchise-record 34 consecutive hitters — and counting.
He also extended his scoreless innings streak and now sits at 29 1/3 innings.
I know this sounds like I am repeating myself, but he is four innings away from matching Dick Radatz and five innings from calling himself King of the Hill.
That is a long ways to go, but he is an oasis of calm on the mound who just might get it done.
Boston Red Sox consecutive scoreless innings leaders
Dick Radatz - 33 1/3 innings (1963)
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