Brewer Corbin Burnes sets multiple MLB records before the first round of the season
Move, Kenley Jansen. We got a new recorder in the books.
Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes recorded his 52nd exercise of the season on Thursday against the Cardinals. He did so without recording a single lap, with no walk to start a season that Jansen surpassed the 51-point live mark.
Burnes ’mark also didn’t finish in the 52nd. It eventually extended to 58, which set another MLB mark.
Before Thursday, it was a record set by Curt Schilling and Gerrit Colek without a walk in 56 minutes. Cole’s record is still active, so he will be able to beat Burnes.
Burnes ’streak ended when Tommy Edman walked in the fifth inning. He didn’t beat himself up after the game.
“It’s a walk. It happens,” Burnes said. “Not having a guy walk this season isn’t something I dreamed of.”
The truth is, many wouldn’t. Even after Edman walked, Burnes has a 58-1 lead ratio, which leads to a wide MLB lead. Cole is next 26-1.
Burnes received a standing ovation from the Milwaukee crowd after beating Jansen. He was grateful for the recognition of his achievement.
“It was very nice,” Burnes said ESPN’s Jesse Rogers. “When you leave it like that behind you, they encourage you, it gives you some chills. It was a nice moment to do it at home.”