Scribner begins his third Major League season
Evan Scribner, of Shepaug and Torrington P38 baseball fame, made his season debut for the Oakland Athletics Tuesday night.
The right-hander began his third Major League Baseball campaign by allowing one run in an inning and a third in Oakland's 7-1 loss against the Mariners at O.Co Coliseum.
Scribner surrendered one hit and one walk, throwing 30 pitches.
After appearing in 10 games with the Padres in his rookie year in 2011, he has made the most of his opportunity in Oakland.
He appeared in 30 games last season after getting called up from Triple A and finished with a 2.55 ERA. In his career, the 27-year old has appeared in 41 games, compiling a 2-0 record with one save. In 50 innings, he has struck out 40 and walked 17.
The second win of his career was a memorable one as he came in relief on the final day of the regular season and tossed three scoreless innings, leading the A's to a 12-5 win over Texas to win the AL West.
He also pitched two shutout innings against the Tigers in the Division Series, which Oakland lost in five games.
The A's are expected to make another run for the division championship, but it will be a grind as the AL West may be the best division in baseball with the Rangers and Angels expected to fight for first, and Seattle expected to be improved. The Astros, a new addition to the division, will probably lose over 95 games and finish last.
Oakland makes a local appearance the weekend of May 4 in the Bronx to take on the hurting Yankees.
From Shepaug to the P38s to Central Connecticut State to the minor leagues to the majors, Scribner has thrived on every level. We'll continue to track his journey.