July 26, 2007

WHICH HAS TO BE A RECORD:

Nationals' Lannan ejected in first career start (AP, 7/26/07)

Washington's John Lannan was thrown out in his major league debut after hitting Philadelphia's Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in consecutive at-bats in the fifth inning Thursday.

There have been less auspicious debuts though--in 1989, the Texas Rangers were pressed for pitching (what else is new) and called up 19 year old Wilson Alvarez for a start. He failed to record an out and was sent back to the minors with an ERA of infinity...for two years! Having claimed him in a fantasy league the first time and been burned I savvily held off the second time...when he proceeded to throw a no-hitter in his second ever start...

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 26, 2007 3:13 PM
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