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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Pirates DVR: Luis Ortiz Throws Six No-Hit Innings, Strikes Out Nine

It’s been quite the 12 months for right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz. He finished the 2021 season with the Bradenton Marauders, jumped over Greensboro and went straight to Altoona to begin 2022. He recently was promoted to Indianapolis and after making two starts in Triple-A, will be making his major league debut on Tuesday as a part of the team’s doubleheader.

On paper, his most recent start was one of his best to date, with Ortiz striking out nine batters over six no-hit innings. He did allow three walks and two unearned runs, but regardless his rise up through the system has more than warranted the major league call-up.

Ortiz finished one strikeout short of his season high of 10 strikeouts, a feat he accomplished in his last start before being promoted to Indianapolis. Here’s a look at all nine of the strikeouts.

Along with the nine strikeouts, Ortiz was also able to generate 11 swing and misses on the night, and the clip below shows each one of them.

Finally, here’s a look from the entire start from this past Thursday.

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My initial impression from watching his game is that his command and control are not majorly ready yet.


Major League ready*

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