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Did Matt Brash Pitch?

Yes. Brash hit out 13 of the 21 batters he faced on the first pitch, but he was put in three-ball counts 10 times, with seven of those batters reaching base.



Mariners rookie Matt Brash dazzles in his debut: 'He's got a great future' - The Athletic

He just allowed two hits: a one-out single to Jose Altuve in the sixth inning and a two-run homer to Brantley shortly after.



Brash also pitched a no-hitter into the sixth inning against a difficult Astros lineup, striking out five batters and fooling Alex Bregman and Michael Brantley, two of the game’s best hitters.

Brash’s home debut was a frenzy, but with some slick defense and timely hitting, his effectively crazy afternoon led the Mariners to a dominating 7-2 victory and a three-game series victory over the defending American League champions.

After being blanked by Justin Verlander the night before, the offensive surge was encouraging.


But, given that he’s been in the strike zone all spring, Brash’s funny performance was certainly the highlight of Sunday’s matinée.

Between three Spring Training outings and his big league debut last Tuesday against the White Sox in Chicago, Brash, Seattle’s No. 6 prospect and MLB Pipeline’s No. 97 overall, had only issued three walks.

Brash’s six walks are tied for the most in a Major League game this season with Kris Bubic of Kansas City.

Brash struck out 13 of the 21 batters he faced on the first pitch, but he was in three-ball counts 10 times, with seven of those batters reaching base.

There were also flashes of resiliency, such as when Brash came back from a 3-0 deficit against Bregman to execute a strike-out, throw-him-out double play to close the first inning with the help of catcher Luis Torrens.



It was one of four double plays turned by the Mariners with Brash in the game, the others coming from J.P. Crawford and Frazier in the middle infield.

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