After only throwing one pitch in a game against the Atlanta Braves on July 2, 2021, Miami Marlins pitcher Pablo López was removed from the game.
Despite the home plate umpire’s objections, Braves first baseman Ronald Acuna was struck by the pitch.
On August 15, 2018, Jose Urena, another Marlins pitcher, was ejected from the game for throwing his first pitch directly toward Ronald Acuna.
Regardless, Acuna came around to score the game’s sole run, so Lopez was punished with defeat for his one-pitch performance.
This time, it was for the better, as he struck out the first nine batters he faced against the Atlanta Braves on July 11th. Jim Deshaies, Jacob deGrom, and German Marquez were the last pitchers to start a game with eight strikeouts.
He did it in just 35 pitches, which is incredible. In the bottom of the fourth, Ehire Adrianza grounded out to halt the streak.
In 2012, the Seattle Mariners signed López to a minor league contract. On July 20, 2017, he was traded to the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher David Phelps.
On June 30, 2018, he made his major league debut, a little more than a year after debuting in the independent leagues. When he made 10 starts in the first season, the ERA was 4.14; in 2019, it was 5-8 and 5.09, respectively.
Pablo López Contract
The Miami Marlins and Pablo Lopez agreed to a one-year, $2,450,000 contract, with a $2,450,000 guarantee.
Pablo López Salary
Pablo Lopez earns $2,450,000 on average each year. Lopez will receive a base salary of $2,450,000 in 2022.
Pablo López Net Worth
Pablo Lopez has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million