Mariners rookie George Kirby opens start with MLB-record 24 straight strikes

Rye, NY native opened an afternoon match with the Nationals at T-Mobile Park by throwing an record-breaking 24 strikes in a row.

Kirby is the only pitcher who has strike 20 consecutive strikes in the opening of an entire game.

That beat the previous mark of Joe Musgrove's record for 21 set set by the Pirates in 2018.

As of 2014, courageous bowler Ervin Santana was 20 years old.

Kirby stated that he was disappointed after losing after the game, he gave up eight hits and scored one run over seven innings.

He became the third-fastest pitcher in Mariners history to hit 100 career strikeouts.

His 18 was in the lead only by Michael Pineda (17) and Felix Hernandez (16).