"I didn't really know what to think. Kind of lost all feeling in my body," Bieber said. "It's an incredible feeling now that it's kind of sinking in. Just to be able to do it in front of the home crowd and my first All-Star Game is definitely not something I expected, especially being added to the game five days ago, four or five days ago."
Chants of “Let’s Go Bieber!” echoed throughout the ballpark as the right-hander prepared to deliver a 3-2 pitch to Ronald Acuna Jr. Bieber froze the Braves star and crowd erupted in celebration. He’s the first Indians pitcher to strike out the side in All-Star Game history.
Bieber ranks eighth in Major League Baseball with 141 strikeouts. He's averaging 11.3 punch outs per nine innings.
His teammates and coaches know how much time he puts in to have success.
"Baseball is a funny game. You do all you can to prepare and go out there and you expect yourself to do well, but you can do everything right and not get the results you want," Bieber said. So really just trying to be as consistent as I can with my prep work and my mentality and my mindset and going into every game five days, just going out and giving the team the best chance to win.
"I think if you do that, things will pan out in the long run and fortunately I was able to do that the most part of the first half."