Yamamoto stars in MLB debut

Yamamoto stars in MLB debut
Courtesy: MLB Network

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Take a bow, Jordan Yamamoto.

The former Saint Louis star made his MLB debut on the mound this afternoon for the Miami Marlins, and was lights out in seven innings of action against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Yamamoto, 23, retired the first seven batters that he faced and recorded his first career strikeout against none other than Hilo native Kolten Wong.

On the game, Yamamoto pitched 7.0 innings and surrendered zero runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

He wasn’t just effective on the mound, however, as he also picked up an RBI on a sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning.

The Hawaii native was called up to the big leagues on Tuesday and is ranked as the Marlins’ No. 17 prospect, per MLBPipeline.

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