12 plays of 2018: Peters ties strikeout record

Sixth New Orleans pitcher with a dozen strikeouts in a game

December 20, 2018 12:02 PM

Before the calendar flips to 2019, we celebrate the holidays by looking back at 12 moments from the New Orleans Baby Cakes' 2018 season, concluding today with a record-setting performance.

 

August 29

Dillon Peters had 12 strikeouts to tie a New Orleans franchise record in the Baby Cakes' 2-0 shutout of the Nashville Sounds on August 29.

Peters became the sixth pitcher in team history to notch a dozen strikeouts in a game, joining Scott Elarton, John Halama, Tim Redding, Brandon Knight and Wade LeBlanc. The left-hander fanned two in five different innings, including each of the last two batters he faced, easily surpassing his previous career high of eight punchouts set with Jupiter in 2016.

Video: Baby Cakes' Peters fans 12th batter

Peters won his fourth straight decision, limiting Nashville to five hits in eight innings, also a career best. After starting the season 2-7, the left-hander notched the third four-game winning streak of his career while lowering his home ERA to 2.01.

Lewis Brinson's single up the middle in the fifth inning allowed New Orleans to dent the scoreboard, and Peter O'Brien lifted a sacrifice fly in the eighth to tack on an insurance tally.

Metairie native Kyle Keller retired the side in order in the ninth to pick up his first Triple-A save.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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