Lefty specialist Edward Paredes made an unplanned and unexpected MLB debut during yesterday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. He took the opportunity seriously, throwing a perfect three-out frame.

30-year-old rookie Edward Paredes was called up by the Dodgers’ with the hopes of giving some of the regular bullpen pitchers a break. With the trade of Sergio Romo to the Rays, that freed up a bullpen spot for Paredes who has been patiently waiting for his call to the bigs.

Paredes’s biggest upside is his slider. Almost impossible to hit as a left handed hitter with an average spin rate of 2297.00. Paredes only threw 11 pitches, 6 of them were sliders. He collected his three outs and a perfect debut. Of course, we all know what happens next, the next half inning (bottom of the 8th) Cody Bellinger hit a three run home run to capsize the Twins and give Kenley the opportunity to close it down in the 9th.  After Kenley locking it down, Edward Paredes was able to bring home his first MLB win after the years of waiting for his shot.

 

Kenta Maeda and the Dodgers’ look to stay hot tonight as they face the Minnesota Twins for game two of the series. They will face the steady Jose Berrios.

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