Edwin Diaz is clutch.
The New York Mets closer has established himself as one of, if not the best closer in all of baseball.
He’s posted a 1.55 ERA over 41 appearances and has converted 22 of his 25 save opportunities.
But he’s been able to put away many of the hitters he’s faced in the best way possible, by striking them out.
He’s been doing a lot of that lately, and Mets beat reporter Anthony DiComo pointed out an interesting fact via Twitter, that Diaz has recorded 27 of his last 36 outs via the strikeout.
Edwin Díaz has recorded 27 of his last 36 outs via the strikeout.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 27, 2022
Edwin Diaz: Strikeout Machine
Simply put, Diaz is a strikeout machine and is getting people out almost exclusively via the strikeout.
And to do that against a very tough Yankees lineup is quite impressive.
This is an elite lineup and Diaz pretty much carved his way through it last night as the Mets won round one of the Subway Series matchup.
27 of 36 outs via the strikeout is another of saying that Diaz has struck out 75% of the batters he has retired.
He’s got that high-octane fastball that can touch triple digits and completely blow hitters away.
This guy might just be the best closer in all of baseball right now.
He’s going out there each night and blowing hitters away with his fastball and retiring guys almost exclusively via the strikeout, which makes for one uncomfortable at-bat for any hitter who has to face him.
Good luck getting a hit off of this guy.
The strikeout has become his weapon and he isn’t stopping anytime soon.