Prior to last Wednesday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners, the Orioles surprisingly promoted top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy to the major leagues despite previous claims that it would not happen this season. At the time, Bundy had not pitched in a game since starting an Eastern League playoff game on Sept. 5.
After several days of soaking up the experience but idling in the O’s bullpen, Bundy was finally called upon to take the mound on Sunday afternoon—at Fenway Park nonetheless.
In his major league debut, a 2-1 loss to the Red Sox, Bundy entered the game in the eighth inning to face pinch-hitter Ryan Lavarnway, followed by Danny Valencia.
The right-hander induced fly outs from both hitters, thus capping his highly anticipated and successful debut.
Here are my thoughts on the 19-year-old’s big league debut.