Bryce Miller and Easton McGee have had incredible MLB debuts for the Mariners

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Bryce Miller fans 10 Athletics in MLB Debut (5/2/2023)

In case you missed it, I'm a big time fan of Bryce Miller, and was really excited to hear that he was called up to the bigs. For those worried about some of his starts in AA, and how that would translate to the Majors, the worries were quickly and forcefully shoved aside as he dominated the Athletics hitters out of the gate.


That was how the first two innings went for Miller. Three strikeouts swinging and two looking, and Miller was off to the races. In fact, it wasn't until Tony Kemp came up in the sixth inning with one out that the Athletics would get the first hit of the ballgame. Yes, first hit period, as the Mariners were just as atrocious on offense as Oakland this game. A wild pitch moved Kemp to second, and Ruiz hit an RBI double to put the Athletics up 1-0. Servais let Miller finish out the inning, as he got Noda to go do swinging for his 10th strikeout of the game.

That 10th strikeout was historic. He became the first Mariners pitcher EVER to strike out 10 hitters in their Major League debut, becoming just the 30th man in the history of baseball to do so. Bryce Miller threw just 81 pitches, giving up the two hits, walking no one, and K'ing 10 hitters. If you noticed, He was perfect through 5.1 IP. Just amazing.

Miller will likely be back on the mound on Sunday May 7th to take on the Astros, so things are going to be a little (a lot) harder for him in his second start. Still, I'm excited to see how he does over the remainder of the season.