MLB: Company! Max Fried joins select group with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine

Through six innings, Max fried it had released just 63 pitches on Friday night. The southpaw had limited the Baltimore Orioles to just three hits, leaving them with nothing to show for it. That’s the first time the word “Maddux” started floating around Camden Yards.

Fried only needed 90 pitches on the Maddux. The last Atlanta Braves pitcher to accomplish this feat was right-hander Shelby Miller on May 17, 2015, who threw 94 pitches in his version:

A Maddux describes a start in which a pitcher throws a complete game shutout in fewer than 100 pitches. Named after the Hall of Fame pitcher, and former Brave, Greg Maddux.

Fried joined the ranks of two other Braves pitchers who pitched shutouts on 90 or fewer pitches (since the pitch count started in 1988): Tom Glavine and Maddux himself, who did it five times and was the last Braves pitcher to do so in 90 pitches or less.

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The lefty’s “toughest” inning was the fifth inning, in which he needed 18 pitches to get three outs. In the remaining four innings, he pitched a total of 32 pitches to record his first full-game shutout of his career. However, for Fried, the biggest challenge was the mental one he faced in the eighth.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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