Sunday, July 6, 2008

Volstad Debut a Success!

Highly touted pitching prospect Chris Volstad made his Major League debut in relief today. The South Florida product (he graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School, and attended Sunday School with yours truly...) came in and pitched 2 scoreless innings and actually got the win. Called up from Double-A Carolina just this morning, he came into the game in the 5th inning, with the Marlins trailing 4-3. A 2 run single by Cody Ross in the top of the 6th gave Volstad the win.

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that the 21 year old will be placed in the rotation, and Chris will get his first Major League start on Friday against the Dodgers. Drafted in 2005 out of high school, Volstad is expected to be a long-term starter with the Marlins. It's great to see a hometown kid make it with the hometown team like this. Go get 'em, Chris!

1 comment:

ASponge said...

Chris Volstad seems like a great guy all around. I really believe he'll succeed!