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Sam Clay’s 1st strikeouts in his @MLB
How bout that MLB debut for Sam Clay? Strikes out Freeman and Ozuna, after being behind both 3-0. His family flew in for the games yesterday and today, and they’re loving it.
How about that? Sam Clay strikes out Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna to strand a runner in scoring position in his MLB debut. That slider is legit.
First career MLB inning for Sam Clay, and he struck out Freddie Freeman who he grew up watching (after a 3-0 count)
Sam Clay just struck out Freddie Freeman looking in his first big league inning and is therefore in rare Nationals company.
That's a heck of a way for Sam Clay to record his first career strikeout. Fell behind 3-0 to Freddie Freeman, then caught him looking at 3 straight strikes. (Freddie would dispute that they were strikes, but ...)
Welcome to the bigs, Sam Clay!
Two strikeouts in a scoreless frames for @Nationals
prospect Sam Clay in his big league debut.
How did Sam Clay's debut go? Strikes out the reigning MVP, Freddie Freeman and MVP-candidate Marcel Ozuna.
Cody Wilson making his MLB debut as a pinch-hitter. And it looks like Sam Clay will then make his MLB debut out of the bullpen.
Sam Clay just struck out a pair in his #Nats debut. Here are a few notes on him.
⚾️ 27-yr-old, LHP
⚾️ Drafted in 4th Rd in 2014
⚾️ Led minors with 71% GB rate in '19
⚾️ 69 IP, 72 K's, 0 HR allowed in '19
⚾️ Allowed 1 HR over last 3 years in minors
Sam Clay's first Major League inning:
- Ronald Acuña Jr. singles
- Ozzie Albies grounds out
- Freddie Freeman strikes out
- Marcell Ozuna strikes out
Sam Clay struck out NL MVP Freddie Freeman in Major League debut.
Last pitcher's 1st career K vs. reigning MVP: Nivaldo Rodríguez v. Cody Bellinger (7/28/20)
Last #Nationals pitcher's first career K vs. reigning MVP: John Lannan v. Ryan Howard (7/26/07)
With runner at 2nd base, debuting Sam Clay fell behind 3-0 against Freeman and Ozuna, ended up striking out both (Freeman looking at pitch inside called strike, Ozuna swinging).
Clay is from Buford High outside Atlanta and was a 4th-round pick out of Ga. Tech. by Twins in 2014
Congrats to Cody Wilson and Sam Clay making their MLB debuts today!
And to Clay on his first MLB strikeout! On the reigning MVP Freddie Freeman no less
Sam Clay's Major League debut vs. the Braves: 1 IP, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts
I just interviewed Sam Clay's family after his inning of having to face Acuna, Freddie Freeman and Marcel Ozuna. https://t.co/HG2VGEiYV3
Sam Clay, BHS class of 2012, making his major league debut. Sam is the second former Wolves standout to reach the majors, joining Joey Bart of the Giants.
First Blue Wahoos debut of the season!
Give it up for Sam Clay, who struck out a pair in a scoreless inning for the Nationals in his Major League debut this afternoon!
pitcher Sam Clay’s first MLB strikeout, you ask? Reigning NL MVP Freddie Freeman who struck out looking.
Quite the MLB debut for left-hander Sam Clay. Battles back from 3-0 to strike out Freddie Freeman, and then he strikes out Marcell Ozuna to end the inning. Slider looked good
12P, 3 Ks for #Nats' righty Kyle Finnegan in the top of the 5th. Kyle McGowin, Sam Clay, and Finnegan have now combined for 3 1/3 scoreless and six Ks, giving up just one hit. Still 6-5 #Braves in #Nationals Park.
Sam Clay - Nationals (2 today, 1.0 IP, 15 pitches)
MLB debut today with the Nationals for 2019 @RocRedWings
LHP Sam Clay. His first two MLB strikeouts: Freddie Freeman and Marcel Ozuna after falling behind each of them 3-0.
Sam Clay fue uno de los jugadores enviado al campo alterno antes de iniciar la temporada. Producto del brote de covid en el equipo, fue incluido en el roster activo y de qué forma ha debutado. Strikeouts consecutivos a Freeman y Ozuna luego de estar en conteo 3-0. https://t.co/vNV3YGktNj
I’m no baseball scout but my analysis suggests that striking out Freddie Freeman and Miguel Ozuna during your MLB debut is pretty awesome.
Well done, Sam Clay.