‘Top 160.6 km splitter’ Duran undercuts defending champion

Johan Duran (25, Minnesota Twins), who recently made waves with a 104 mph fastball, unleashed a 100 mph splitter.

Minnesota hosted the Houston Astros on 30 April at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA.

Duran took the mound in the ninth inning of a 5-5 tie and pitched two innings of extra innings, throwing 29 pitches (21 for strikes), allowing one hit and striking out three.

Minnesota scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th in extra innings behind Duran’s stunning no-hitter to earn a 7-5 come-from-behind victory.스포츠토토

Duran threw a four-seam fastball that topped out at 103.6 mph (166.7 km/h) and a splitter that touched 99.8 mph (160.6 km/h) on the day, and his curveball topped out at 89.2 mph (144 km/h).

Most surprising was the splitter’s velocity. It topped out at 99.8 mph and bottomed out at 98.0 mph, meaning the splitter reached a low of 157.7 mph.

Duran is the fastest pitcher in the major leagues today. He is considered a candidate to surpass the previous record of 106 mph set by Aroldis Chapman (35).

Minnesota blew a 4-1 lead in the seventh inning to Jose Altuve, but Royce Lewis’ dramatic RBI single in the ninth tied the game.

Minnesota then tied the game in the bottom of the 10th when Ryan Jeffers hit a two-run homer to send the game to extra innings before Duran silenced the Houston bats with a perfect 10th inning to secure the two-run victory.

Duran earned his first win of the season (1-1) and lowered his season ERA to 1.27. Houston’s Brian Abreu, who took the loss, suffered his first loss of the season.

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