For the first time in a year, VMart strikes out looking
DETROIT — It’s rare, but it does happen, apparently.
For the first time in just less than one calendar year — to be exact, 154 games, including the postseason — Victor Martinez has struck out looking.
Houston starter Jarred Cosart got Martinez on a 94-mph four-seam fastball for a called third strike in the first inning of Monday’s game.
It was the first time VMart had been called out on strikes in 579 at-bats, dating back to his final at-bat on May 21, 2013. Cleveland’s Matt Albers was the last to get Martinez looking.
He struck out swinging 45 times in the stretch since then.