Bradford Earns First MLB Win, In Mets 10-5 Romp Over Rockies
Rookie earned the win retiring all six batters he faced.
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On June 25th, the New York Mets RHP Chasen Bradford made his Major League Debut. After appearing in five games in relief, he was sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas 51s and in four games he earned two saves, while allowing just one run on four hits, and three strikeouts.
On August 1st, the Mets recalled Bradford and on Wednesday he proved that he belongs on the big club.
The Vegas native entered the game in the fourth inning, with the Mets trailing 5-2. Starter Chris Flexen lasted just three innings allowing eight hits, all five runs, with a walk and two strikeouts.
Bradford was summoned to help keep the Mets in the game and that is exactly what he did with two superb innings, retiring all six batters while facing the heart of the Colorado Rockies order.
The 6’1″ right hander is known for his devastating sinker/slider combination, but during Wednesdays game he was tabbed to pitch up in the zone and it proved to be successful and also added another dimension to his repertoire.
The Mets then rallied back with two runs in the fifth and six in the sixth to tie the game and take a commanding five run lead.
The shift in the game and the comeback victory earned Bradford his first major league victory, the game crown and an early birthday present to himself. Bradford turns 28 on August 5th.
It has been a whirlwind of a season for the young righty, but hard work always breeds success and he finally has the opportunity to show the baseball world that he is where he belongs. The journey is never easy, but the rewards are endless.
Congrats to Chasen Bradford and we are rooting for many more opportunities for success.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 3, 2017