Josh Hader is in a league of his own.
The Milwaukee Brewers‘ closer can blow guys away by touching triple digits with his fastball and has plenty of other pitches in his arsenal that can fool even some of the best hitters in the entire league.
He’s already had 33 straight appearances without being scored on.
But he’s got another impressive streak going.
Mike Vassallo, the Brewers Senior Directive of Media Relations, tweeted an interesting fact, that Hader has converted 26 straight save opportunities dating back to last season, with his most recent blown save being July 7 of last year against the New York Mets.
Josh Hader has converted 26 straight save opportunities dating back to last season, the longest active streak in the majors.
His last blown save came
on 7/7/21 at NYM.#ThisIsMyCrew
— Mike Vassallo (@MikeVassallo13) May 13, 2022
This is unbelievable and it all but confirms one thing: that Hader is unequivocally the best closer in all of baseball.
26 straight saves opportunities converted is absolutely impressive and a crazy stat.
But it should come as no surprise given what kind of pitcher Hader is.
He knows how to pitch.
His goal is to dominate every hitter that steps into the batter’s box to face him.
He commands such a presence that causes hitters to be just a little bit intimidated whenever they step in the box.
He’s not afraid to back guys off the plate, and that fastball is among the best in the game of baseball.
It rivals even that of Aroldis Chapman.
But when he comes into a game, it’s pretty much all over but the crying for the opposition.
He’s not the guy you want to face with the game on the line, even when you’re up with the bases loaded and nobody out.
We’ll see if he can keep it up.
All signs point to him being able to do just that.