An immaculate inning is when a pitcher gets all three outs in an inning via strikeout on nine pitches, all strikes. Giants closer Casilla accomplished the feat to wrap up Sunday afternoon’s 9-8 victory over the Reds.
Immaculate innings only happen a handful of times every season. Mike Fiers is the only other pitcher to have done it so far this year. In 2014, Brad Boxberger, Cole Hamels, Justin Masterson, Garrett Richards, Rex Brothers, and Brandon McCarthy performed the task.
Casilla struck out Marlon Byrd, Brandon Phillips, and Jay Bruce. Check it out here:
It’s official: the Red Sox have placed Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.
Masterson has a 6.37 ERA in seven starts this season, with his last two being terrible. Sox manager John Farrell said Masterson was “clearly not right.” For his part, Masterson is not pleased with the move and says he’s feeling fine, just pitching like crap, which suggests that this is the Sox simply removing him from action. Not that you can blame them.
Red Sox manager John Farrell made it very clear after Tuesday’s ugly start that he felt Justin Masterson was pitching hurt. Masterson vehemently denied that, but the Red Sox just announced that he won’t make his scheduled turn in the rotation Sunday and they’re “moving toward” placing him on the disabled list with “general fatigue.”
No official move has been made yet, but Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that knuckleballer Stephen Wright could make the fill-in start Sunday. Masterson has a 6.37 ERA in seven starts this season, including back-to-back rough outings, and Farrell described him as “clearly not right.”
Masterson just told McAdam that he’s “not real happy about the decision, but we’ll make the most of it.”