Thursday, April 9, 2015

Orioles # 989, 990, & 991- Ryan Lavarnway, Jason Garcia, & Wesley Wright

Last night's Orioles game brought about three Orioles debuts, which is quite rare outside of Opening Day. But since it was just the third game of the season, the three debuts are so strange as it would be later in the season. 

Ryan Lavarnway was the starting catcher in the game, and became Oriole #989 when he appeared behind the plate in the bottom of the first inning. He went 1-2 with a double and a walk in the game. 

Rule V pick Jason Garcia made his Orioles and MLB debut when he came out of the bullpen in the seventh inning. He walked one and only threw 8 of his 20 pitches for strikes, but it seems like some of that likely had to do with his big league debut jitters. Quite understandable. 

Wesley Wright also debuted out of the bullpen, and threw just a single pitch to get an out in the bottom of the eighth inning. Now that's an efficient debut!

As always, thanks to my dad for getting these autographs on his Spring Training trip. It's pretty awesome to have these cards to plug right into my collection.

1 comment:

SAinPA said...

It sure looks good to see 991 of 991. Opening Day 2015! Go OS!