The Milwaukee Brewers may be just 1-4 in the month of June, but that isn't for a lack of effort from closer Josh Hader. The best ninth-inning man in baseball pitched for just the first time this month on Sunday afternoon, tying an MLB record in his non-save appearance.
Now, Hader looks to break this improbable record with his next appearance.
Josh Hader MLB Record
Hader threw 15 pitches and 1.0 inning of work in the ninth inning of a 3-3 tie against the San Diego Padres. He went three up, three down (while striking out two), and marked his 40th straight regular season appearance without allowing a run.
Ryan Pressly of the Houston Astros previously accomplished this feat back in 2018.
Hader continued his elite form to start the 2022 regular season, rattling off 19 straight scoreless outings. The last time Hader gave up a regular season run was July 28, 2021 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Milwaukee is off on Monday, but back in action Tuesday for a three-game series at home against the Philadelphia Phillies.
His strong start to the year has him in distant contention for the NL Cy Young award, a near-impossible feat for relievers. Hader holds +4000 odds (T-12th) to win the award on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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