Trevor Rogers was on the mound, so strikeouts piled up in the box score.
Miami’s left-hander continued his terrific season with seven more K’s over six stellar innings to increase his rookie class lead to 38 whiffs and earn his third win of the year as the Marlins blanked the Brewers, 8-0, in Milwaukee.
Rogers didn’t pitch without traffic on Monday, allowing six hits through his six frames, but never let a runner move past second base. The southpaw peppered strikeouts throughout his evening, fanning the leadoff batter from the second through the fourth and striking out at least one in his first five innings.
Rogers worked heavily with his fastball against the Brewers, throwing it for 56 of his 85 pitches while also mixing in his changeup and slider. Four of the 23-year-old’s strikeouts came on fastballs, including his first of the evening in the first inning when Avisaíl García stared at a 97.5 mph called third strike, Rogers’ fastest heater of the day.
Jordan Holloway closed out the Marlins' third shutout of the season by fanning two and allowing a single over the final two frames. The 24-year-old is unscored upon in three appearances this season and has struck out six in 5 1/3 innings.
More notable performances from rookies on Monday:
Randy Arozarena, OF, TB
Channeling his historic postseason success, Arozarena pushed his average back over the .300 mark for the first time in two weeks on the strength of his second three-hit performance in six games. The 26-year-old singled three times, scored a run and swiped his second bag of the season. Arozarena has hit safely in seven of nine and has gone 10-for-22 in his previous six games to bring his slash line to .301/.356/.446. Gameday»
Brent Rooker, OF, MIN
Rooker slugged his first home run of the season during his first game action in nearly a week. The 26-year-old opened the scoring with a 412-foot blast to center field off Indians starter Zach Plesac. Alex Kirilloff doubled in his second plate appearance to snap an 0-for-15 skid since his promotion April 23. Gameday»
Emmanuel Clase, RHP, CLE
Clase earned his second win of the year after tossing a perfect 10th against the Twins. The 23-year-old has yet to allow an earned run through 11 appearances while collecting four saves and 12 strikeouts over 10 1/3 innings. Since debuting in 2019, Clase is unscored upon in 24-of-32 career outings. Gameday»
Mitch White, RHP, LAD
White tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in his 2021 debut. The 26-year-old worked around a single and two walks to remain unscored upon in three Major League appearances dating back to last season. Gameday»