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Enmanuel De Jesus Makes His MLB Debut For The Marlins

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The wait is over as the Miami Marlins called up journeyman Enmanuel De Jesus to the majors on September 8th and on Saturday, he made his MLB debut against the Philadelphia Phillies.

With two outs in the fourth inning of Saturday’s game, Miami pulled Johnny Cueto, after just 3.2 innings of work, and brought in De Jesus. The Venezuelan lefty faced lefty swinging Kyle Schwarber and after seven pitches and a 3-2 count, De Jesus induced a groundball out to end the inning.

The fifth inning would be a tough one for De Jesus, as the Phillies led off the inning with a walk, then Bryce Harper singled to put runners on first and second. Next batter Alec Bohm would make the history books, as he became the first MLB strike out for De Jesus. After Bryson Stott was hit by a pitch to load the bases, J.T. Realmuto hit a pop up for the second out of the inning. Brandon Marsh then lined a 1-1 slider to right field for a double to clear the bases. Then De Jesus was able to get Nick Castellanos to pop up and end the inning.

Let’s call that inning, just nerves of pitching in your first MLB game, because De Jesus settled down and retired the next nine batters he faced, which included a called third strike on Schwarber and a swinging strike out to Stott, before he allowed a walk in the seventh to break the streak. He then retired the next batter to end any threat from the Phillies.

The Marlins could not manage to score anymore runs, even though De Jesus battled through one tough inning to keep the Phillies off the board with three strong shutout innings.

It was a great debut for a young man that has worked hard through his minor league journey that started in 2014 with the Boston Red Sox, taking him then to the San Francisco Giants system and now to live the dream with the Marlins.

Congrats to an awesome young man that truly has earned this opportunity.

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