"I like the way his arm works," Maddux said. "He is a big guy who throws top to bottom. He's got a little angle on his fastball. He got a lot of check marks for his first outing. He surrendered the long ball, got a strikeout looking, hit a batter and executed a balk.
"I was curious to see him because his numbers were so stellar in the Minors. Your Major League debut is usually a mulligan. If it's great, that's good. If not, so what. You have so much excitement and nerves flying around. You don't usually perform the way you're supposed to, but he was fine. He had first and third and saved a run. He got the strikeout and the groundout."
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