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Thomas Pannone Pitches 3rd Immaculate Inning in Jays History

RP Thomas Pannone, who made his debut as a starting pitcher with the Jays last year but was moved to the bullpen this year following the acquisition of SP Clay Buchholz, threw the third immaculate inning (three batters struck out on three pitches each) in Blue Jays history during their 8-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on Sunday, striking out OF Avisaíl García, INF Brandon Lowe and INF Daniel Robertson.

What I really enjoyed about this was that, unlike many of the other pitchers who have recently posted immaculate innings, Pannone is not a hard thrower, as his fastball averages around 89 mph. He is a finesse pitcher who relies on breaking balls and changing speeds, which is becoming less common in MLB.

Congrats to Pannone on his accomplishment!

The Jays hit the road to face the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday at 7:40 PM ET. Matchup: Shoemaker (3-0, 0.92 ERA) vs. Pérez (1-0, 7.56 ERA). Support the site by buying your tickets from SeatGeek!

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