Alex Meyer roughed up in Big League Debut


Alex Meyer made his big league debut last night against the Milwaukee Brewers. Let’s just say it didn’t go the way he would have liked.

Meyer got the call from the bullpen in the first inning, after staring pitcher; Trevor May was able to record just one out.

The hard throwing southpaw pitched an impressive first inning by getting the final two outs. The second inning is where things went south.

Meyer opened up the second inning by walking Ryan Braun. With one out and already one run scored in the inning, Meyer served up a two-run home run to Aramis Ramirez after falling behind in the count 3-1. After recording his first strikeout at the big league level, Meyer gave up a solo home run to Scooter Gennett. Meyer finished his evening by striking out Brewers pitcher, Kyle Lohse.

Meyer’s debut wasn’t as bad as his final stat line would indicate. He didn’t look overwhelmed by the moment.

With the weather heating up the playoff races are starting to heat up. The Twins are currently 4.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals for first place in the American League Central and they are tied with the Orioles and Blue Jays for the second wild card. Meyer, the Twins number three overall prospect, has a chance to be a key cog out of the Twins bullpen in their pursuit of their first playoff appearance since 2010.

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