MLB's future is secure.
Ryne Nelson of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Hunter Brown of the Houston Astros both debuted on Monday.
Nelson struck out seven hitters in seven scoreless innings and retired 17 consecutive. Brown struck out five and allowed three hits and one walk in six shutout innings.
According to Stats by Stats, it was the first time two pitchers had scoreless debuts with at least five strikeouts on the same day.
Nelson was worried before his debut but immediately calmed down.
"Once I threw the first strike, it all went gone," he remarked.
He replied, "I knew it had been a while." "I was getting ahead of hitters, my fastball wasn't getting squared up enough, and I threw solid chase pitches. Everything"
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo remarked, "We're happy of him for slowing down the game and executing pitches." "He rapidly removed a lineup that raised some issues.