On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers will take on the St. Louis Cardinals and rookie Tarik Skubal will be on the mound.
According to the Tigers PR department, Skubal enters today’s game with 134 strikeouts, which is just 12 strikeouts away from tying Spencer Turnbull, who set the team record for rookies with 146 strikeouts back in 2019.
Get it done today, Tarik!
Skubal also has four-or-more strikeouts in 18 consecutive outings, the longest streak for a rookie in Tigers history.
Only one other Major League rookie has a longer streak this season: TB's Shane McClanahan with an active 19-game stretch.
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) August 25, 2021