Astros make history with two immaculate innings in one game
from Adam Stites, with www.yardbarker.com
The Houston Astros became the first team in MLB history with a pair of immaculate innings in one game when Luis García and Phil Maton both breezed through three Texas Rangers batters on Wednesday.
Prior to Wednesday, there had never before been two immaculate innings (striking out the side with nine pitches) on the same day in MLB, let alone in the same game or by the same team.
García, 25, did it first when he sat down the Rangers’ Nathaniel Lowe, Ezequiel Duran, and Brad Miller in the second inning.
? Immaculate inning! ? pic.twitter.com/7UyBbR0zAr
— MLB (@MLB) June 15, 2022
Maton, 29, relieved García in the seventh inning and struck out the same trio of Rangers batters — Lowe, Duran, and Miller — with nine pitches.
SAME GAME. SAME BATTERS.
PHIL MATON IS IMMACULATE. pic.twitter.com/xg53FGAJ02
— Houston Astros (@astros) June 15, 2022
García and Maton recorded the second and third immaculate innings of the 2022 season. The only other came in April when the New York Yankees’ Nestor Cortes Jr. sat down three straight Baltimore Orioles batters.