Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who won the American League Gold Glove in 2015, 2016, and 2019, surprised everyone with a no-hitter.
Kiermaier started in center field and batted eighth in the lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday (Feb. 2) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and went hitless in four at-bats.
Kiermaier, who had been hitting in the triple digits this season, was silent against Milwaukee. Instead, the three-time Gold Glove winner allowed his fellow starters to get the job done. 메이저사이트
“Kiermeyer made a masterpiece,” MLB.com wrote, “racing 92 feet in 4.7 seconds to snag a fly ball as it headed toward the right-center field track. It’s hard for even the best athletes to make a catch like that, but Kiermeyer did it at a speed of 30.4 feet per second north of the plate.”
It happened in the second inning, with Toronto up 3-0. Starter Kevin Gausman threw a 96.5 mph four-seam fastball on six pitches to Andrew Monasterio with two outs in the inning. Monasterio batted, and the pitch was hit to right-center field.
It looked like it was going to clear right-center field, but center fielder Kiermeyer chased the pitch with tremendous speed and threw himself at it. The pitch went right into Kiermeyer’s glove. According to MLB.com, he had a “15 percent chance of catching it.”
While he didn’t produce a hit or an RBI, Hosmer helped his team win the game. Gausman, who picked up his fourth win of the season, acknowledged that. “I saw a lot of plays like that when I was in Baltimore,” he said after the game, “so I have a lot of respect for Keirmeier. I’m glad he did it for me now.”
“Kiermeyer, who signed a one-year, $9 million deal in the offseason, has exceeded all expectations with his versatility,” MLB.com wrote.