A 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on March 30th, 2019, was secured thanks to his flawless performance, which included striking out the side and walking only one batter.
After making his second straight trip to the All-Star Game and winning the Trevor Hoffman Award with a record of 3-5, 2.62, and 37 saves in 61 appearances, he had an outstanding season in 2018.
In 75 2/3 innings, he fanned 138 hitters. However, on October 1st, the Nationals of Washington came out on top in the Wild Card Game.
While leading 3-1, he walked Michael A. Taylor and hit Ryan Zimmerman with a pitch before striking out two of the next three batters to put the Brewers in the lead in the bottom of the eighth.
It was Juan Soto’s single to right field that put Washington ahead 4-3, and it went under Trent Grisham’s glove to give them the lead. After a result, he was tagged with the season-ending loss as Milwaukee failed to score in the top of the ninth inning.
Hader has put his disappointing postseason showing in the past behind him and is off to a hot start in the 2020 season.
In his first nine appearances, he didn’t allow a hit in 9 1/3 innings of work, striking out 13 while walking just once, and recording 7 saves in the process.
On September 2nd, he broke a tie with three other players: Justin Wilson in 2017; Scott Aldred in 1999; and John Franco in 1987, thus making it a record 12 games since the season began.
However, he walked five of the six hitters he faced and was credited with a failed save in an August 29th appearance against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A 1.54 earned run average, 9 saves, 18 strikeouts, and 10 walks in 11 2/3 innings were his stats for the 12 games he appeared in.
Is Josh Hader Still In The MLB?
Josh Hader is still in the MLB and plays for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).