Things did not go very well for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco had to be taken to the hospital after being hit by a line drive in the second inning. As a result, Cleveland had to use a lot of their bullpen.
Trailing 9-3, Indians manager Terry Francona opted to avoid putting any more tread on his bullpen again. So he called upon Brandon Guyer to take the mound in his first pitching appearance as a professional baseball player.
The 32-year-old outfielder threw right handed and made it look easy. He needed just eight pitches to record three outs and walked off the mound with a perfect inning.
He can now point proudly to his baseball card and look at his 0.00 ERA in the majors. Who knows, he may need to be called upon again given the struggles of Cleveland’s bullpen this season.