- May 8, 2002
- Reaction score
Rookie Spencer Strider set an Atlanta record with 16 strikeouts while allowing two hits in eight innings to lead the Braves to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night. Strider fanned his last two batters with two runners on base in the eighth — with his fastball still hitting 98 mph — to complete his masterful 106-pitch outing. Strider threw only 42 pitches threw his first four innings, setting a pace that allowed him to log his longest career start.