Buehler shines in major league debut

LOS ANGELES (WKYT) - Henry Clay product Walker Buehler made his major league debut on Thursday, pitching two scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 9-1 loss to Colorado.

Buehler, one of the top prospects for Los Angeles, was called up to the big leagues on Wednesday.

The former Vandy right-hander hit 100 MPH during his outing, in which he struck out two batters, while allowing a hit. Buehler had Tommy John surgery just after being a first-round pick in the 2015 draft.

“It’s a big stadium, but I felt pretty calm,” Buehler told SB Nation. “I felt less nervous than I anticipated.”

“To see him break in like that, just the presence, the command of all of his pitches, it just looked right,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

18 of Buehler’s 26 pitchers were strikes.

Buehler started the season in Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.



 
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