Former Georgia Tech pitcher Buck Farmer made his Major League debut for the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night.
Farmer turned in a five inning performance that saw him give up four earned runs on six hits in a 8-4 Tigers win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Farmer finished with a “no decision” for his efforts.
In the top of the fourth inning, Farmer got touched up giving up a RBI triple to Jordy Mercer before getting tagged for a two-run homer by Travis Snider.
Farmer started off pretty steady recording his first major league strikeout against Pirates catcher Russell Martin. His first Major League walk came against first baseman Ike Davis and Starling Marte was the victim of Farmer’s first MLB hit by pitch.
You have to say that Farmer’s major league debut was eventful. He got his first strikeout, walk and hit batsman, while giving up his first homer. Now that is getting your money’s worth!
Farmer’s stat line at the end of his night was: 5 IP,6H, 4R, 1BB, 4k, 1HR, 1 HBP. He threw 83 pitches on the night with 57 going over for strikes.
Farmer got the start tonight after being called up from Double-A Erie. He started in place of Anibal Sanchez who was put on the Disabled List.
Farmer was taken in the fifth-round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers.