Michael Blazek

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Michael Robert Blazek

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Pitcher Michael Blazek made his first career start for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Washington Nationals on July 27, 2017. It came in his fourth major league season, after 108 relief appearances, but it was memorable for the wrong reasons. He gave up a two-run homer to Bryce Harper in the 1st, then in the 3rd walked his opposite number, Max Scherzer, before allowing consecutive gopher balls to Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Harper and Ryan Zimmerman. After getting Daniel Murphy to fly out, he gave up yet another long ball, to Anthony Rendon, before being mercifully removed from the game. The four consecutive home runs allowed, as well as the six in a game, tied major league records, while he was the first pitcher to ever allow five long balls in a single inning. He was charged with a 15-2 loss. A little more than two weeks later, he was designated for assignment and would not return to the big leagues until 2019 for four appearances with, of all teams, the Washington Nationals.

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