Shane Bieber just pitched an absolutely phenomenal game against the Baltimore Orioles. Bieber managed to go the distance, pitching his first complete game shutout, and had a career-high 15 strikeouts to go with it in a commanding 10-0 win.
Shane Bieber -@ShaneBieber19- was simply masterful today:— Alex Fast (@AlexFast8) May 19, 2019
- 1st career CGSO ?
- Career high 15 K's??
- 47.6% CSW rate: highest of '19 ???
That's the 3rd best CSW rate in last 10 seasons pic.twitter.com/ahKjhGZrP4
The Orioles could only muster five hits against Bieber, as he managed to keep them guessing on every pitch. His performance gave him the third-best called strikes and whiffs rate in the past 10 seasons at 47.6%, which shows how filthy the right-hander was all game long.
The Cleveland Indians absolutely needed a statement win like this. Prior to this game, they had scored the 26th most runs in baseball, with just 169 through 44 games (3.8 runs per game).
"What we ask our guys to do - he does every bit of that."— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) May 19, 2019
Terry Francona talks about Shane Bieber's amazing performance today. pic.twitter.com/91IBpWb1mL
The 23-year-old pitcher has definitely had his peaks and valleys throughout the 2019 season and the Indians can only hope he takes off from this point on.
It's clear that Bieber is a special talent and Cleveland is going to need these types of outings until Corey Kluber can return.