Jeremy Hellickson proved his value to the organization in his major league debut Monday night against the Twins. Hellickson picked up the win, pitching seven innings and allowing 2 runs on 3 hits with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks. He retired ten in a row to start the game before allowing his first baserunner with a walk in the top of the fourth inning.
Hellickson threw 107 pitches in the game. Here is the breakdown of his arsenal:
- Four Seam Fast Ball: 62 pitches, 35 strikes, 91.95 mph avg, 93.4 mph max
- Changeup: 26 pitches, 15 strikes, 81.62 mph avg, 82.7 mph max
- Slider: 2 pitches, 0 strikes, 81.4 mph avg, 86.8 mph max
- Curveball: 17 pitches, 14 strikes, 76.68 mph avg, 90.7 mph max
So has now proven he came make it in the big leagues, now its just a matter of time till he gets the call to stay. Following the game, Hellickson was optioned back to Durham.
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