Miami Marlins: Evaluating Kyle Barraclough’s debut
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After the ball of Barraclough’s first major league strikeout was tossed into the visiting dugout, Miami’s newest reliever led off Adonis Garcia with a missed slider inside. Garcia was swept off the plate as Barraclough showed his tendency to lose control.
However, ‘Bear Claw’ recovered, pounding the zone with a pair of fastballs, the first one clocked at 97, forcing Garcia to lose his bat, and second at 98. He came back with a 87-mph slider, one which Garcia fouled off. Barraclough hung the next slider over the plate, but forced Garcia to ground out to third for the second out.