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López established a new record for the Major Leagues on July 11, 2021, when he struck out the first nine batters he faced in a game that he was playing against the Atlanta Braves.

During the first, second, and third innings, López threw 35 pitches and was successful in striking out Ehire Adrianza, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, Orlando Arcia, and Dansby Swanson, Guillermo Heredia, and Kevan Smith.

Pablo Lopez
Pablo Lopez

Ian Anderson was also one of the batters López retired. In 20 starts over the 2021 season, he finished with a record of 5–5, a 3.07 earned run average, 115 strikeouts, and 102+2/3 innings pitched.

The arbitration process was used to determine the amount of money that would be López’s compensation for the 2022 season; he had requested $3 million, but ultimately settled for $2.45 million.

The average speed of Lopez’s fastball is between 92 and 95 miles per hour, with a top speed of approximately 97 miles per hour.

His fastball has four seams, and he also throws a sinker. The changeup (with an average velocity of 86 miles per hour) and the curveball are his secondary pitches (80 mph).

What Team Does Pablo Lopez Play For?

Pablo Lopez plays for the Miami Marlins. The Mariners dealt Lopez, along with Brayan Hernandez, Brandon Miller, and Lukas Schiraldi, to the Miami Marlins on July 20, 2017, in exchange for David Phelps.