Kevin Kelly might need to be arrested for what he threw at a batter today.
The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher got the win on the mound for the Rays, but it is one pitch that had social media talking.
The right-handed reliever threw one of the most disgusting pitches of the MLB season during his 2 2/3 innings of work against the Red Sox. It came in the form of a 76-mph backdoor slider that defied all physics and logic.
The pitch started well outside the zone, but then it bent at the last moment to barely catch the outside of the plate for a called third strike.
Yeah, that pitch is legal in all 50 states.
On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays continued to be the surprise story of the first two weeks of the 2023 MLB season as they improved to a perfect 13–0 on the year with Thursday’s 9–3 victory at home over the Red Sox. The team became the first team since the 1987 Milwaukee Brewers to do so.
Those Brewers and 1982 Atlanta Braves are the only other modern-era teams to start a season 13-0.
The team also improved to 10-0 at home. Additionally, the Rays are tied for the longest win streak to start a season since 1900.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.