MLB World Reacts To Corbin Burnes’ Insane Performance

MLB World Reacts To Corbin Burnes’ Insane Performance

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes made history with an absolute gem of a performance against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old All-Star hurled 10 consecutive strikeouts, tying a MLB record held by Tom Seaver and Aaron Nola.

Burnes started the impressive stretch by fanning Frank Schwindell to start the bottom of the second inning and he never looked back. He went on to strikeout each member of the Cubs lineup in order through the fifth inning as his Brewers raced out to an 8-0 lead.

With a chance to tie the record in the bottom of the sixth inning, Burnes sat Schwindell down for the second time in a row to pick up his 10th straight strikeout. He also smashed the Brewers franchise record by reaching double-digit consecutive K’s.

What Burnes accomplished on Wednesday has only happened twice in MLB history, so naturally fans and media members took to social media to celebrate the incredible feat.

Corbin Burnes, 10th Consecutive K.

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 12, 2021

Two amazing records by Corbin Burnes this season. First, he had 58 strikeouts before issuing his first walk. Now, 10 strikeouts in a row.

— Tom (@Haudricourt) August 12, 2021

A record-setting year for Corbin Burnes continues. https://t.co/f23Y2vnnqt

— Tom (@Haudricourt) August 12, 2021

.@Burnes16 ties Tom Seaver (1970) and Aaron Nola (2021) for the @MLB record with 10 consecutive strikeouts.

Strikeout #10 has already made its way to the clubhouse and is authenticated! #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/oc1XN2Xubn

— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 12, 2021

A look at all 10 of Corbin Burnes’ MLB record-tying strikeouts ⤵️

Corbin Burnes of MY Milwaukee Brewers just punched out ten batters in a row to tie the major league record. This dude is FILTHY. pic.twitter.com/g0hEC4nbYj

— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 12, 2021

1️⃣0️⃣ consecutive strikeouts for Corbin Burnes, tying a MLB record (Tom Seaver and Aaron Nola). Congrats @Burnes16! pic.twitter.com/SWSwyN7xZk

— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert) August 12, 2021

Burnes now holds two MLB records after Wednesday night’s performance. Earlier this year, he set the record for strikeouts (58) without issuing a walk to start a season.

The Brewers ace kept things rolling after his 10 straight strikeouts, eventually reaching 14 K’s through seven innings. He gave up just two hits through seven frames and was completely dominant.

It’s been an impressive season for the 26-year-old Burnes in his first full year in The Show. In 19 starts, he’s posted an impressive 2.39 ERA and a 6-4 record. Coming into Wednesday’s game he had 157 strikeouts and led the all of MLB with 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Burnes might’ve just narrowly missed out on breaking the consecutive strikeout record all together, but it will be hard to forget his impressive showing. He’ll hope to continue his impressive play down the stretch of the regular season as the Brewers eye a deep playoff run.

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