MLB: Mariners Pitcher debuts with five no-hit innings and WITH a run

Imagine for a minute that you are a minor league pitcher about to make his MLB debut, and you finally get the call: you go to The Show. Where will you make your first appearance on a major league mound? Coors Field, Denver, the worst stadium to pitch.

That’s exactly what the 25-year-old right-hander, Darren McCaughan, faced Wednesday afternoon, with his Mariners needing innings on a day without a real starter on the mound.

Although Seattle lost the game, 6-3, to split a two-game set in Colorado, McCaughan gave his club everything it could have asked for: pitched five no-hitter innings from the bullpen, allowing only one run in the fourth as a result of walking two of his three at the game.

With Justus Sheffield out with injury and Puerto Rican left-hander Hector Santiago serving a suspension, right-hander Keynan Middleton took the ball for his first MLB start (as a starter) after coming out of the bullpen in 128 games during his career. He was hit hard for five runs in the first inning.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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