Barraclough faced Joey Terdoslavich to begin the bottom of the eighth. He led off Terdoslavich with a low, 84-mph slider, and got him to bite for strike one. Barraclough proceeded to show his velocity, pumping a 96-mph fastball in the zone for strike two.
His next pitch clocked in at 97, forcing Terdoslavich to slice the heater foul. Finally, the rookie finished Atlanta’s utility man off with a slider in the dirt, being blocked by the catcher Realmuto.
The first at bat looked solid for Barraclough, who made Joey Terdoslavich look overmatched. Confidence was key, as the 25-year old righty wasn’t afraid to pound the zone.