Hanrahan strikes out career high 93
In the eighth inning on Tuesday’s victory over the Cardinals, Joel Hanrahan struck out Colby Rasmus tying his career high strikeouts –93 set in 2008–.
Hanrahan’s 93 strikeout’s rank third in all relied pitchers in the Majors behind Carlos Marmol (124) and Tyler Clippard (100).
With 10 games left in the season it is possible for Hanrahan to reach 100 strikeouts. If he does achieve this feat, he would be the first Pirates reliever to strike out 100 since Don Robinson in 1984.
“I think it would be cool,” Hanrahan said. “I’ve been known for being a strikeout pitcher over a groundball pitcher and if I was to get to that number, I would feel pretty good about it. I’m just trying to go out there and compete. It just so happens that a lot of them are strikeouts.”
“You try not to change your approach, but if I get close to 100, I’m going to try and get it,” Hanrahan said. “It’s not something that I’m going to put pressure on myself to get to 100. But if it happens, it will be pretty cool.”