Former Dallas Tiger, Blake Beavan, makes his first start in the big leagues!
Beavan, who was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday to start in place of injured lefty Erik Bedard, made his MLB debut in style. The 6-foot-7, 250-pound Beavan, who is just the sixth Mariner starting pitcher this season, sported impressive control with a consistent fastball and had the Padres batters generating harmless contact all afternoon. He’s in line for at least one more start, scheduled for July 8 at the Angels.
Blake earned his first career win, and did so in impressive fashion on Sunday, limiting the Mariners to one run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over seven frames.
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