Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tim Collins update

Tim Collins made his major league debut today for the Kansas City Royals, pitching the ninth inning in a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim.

Collins gave up a leadoff single to Macier Izturis. Howie Kendrick sacrificed him over (because anytime you have a guy who has a career batting average of .295 in the majors and .360 (.360!!!) in the minors, you want to have him deliberately make an out). Bobby Abreu walked then Collins struck out Torii Hunter and got Vernon Wells to fly out.

That puts Collins 1,251 games behind Jesse Orosco and 5,713 strikeouts behind Nolan Ryan. Not that I'm counting or anything.

Collins is younger than anyone who pitched in the American League last season.

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