MLB 2019 | Adrián Morejón became Cuban #210 in the Majors
By Ray Otero | Founder and Director of BaseballdeCuba | @baseballdecuba
Jul 22, 2019
Cuban born, Adrián Morejón, became Cuban player #210 in the Majors, following his debut on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs, in a 5-1 Padres win.
Morejón threw 27 pitches in his 2 1/3 innings Major League debut vs. the Cubs, striking out one and allowing one earned run on 3 hits.
The Cuban lefty impressed some hitters, featuring a curveball, slider and his two- and four-seam fastballs that topped out at 97.8 mph.
The Cubs got on the board early but fell silent after plating their only run of the night in the bottom of the 1st inning. Javy Báez singled and Kris Bryant followed with a bloop double to put runners on second and third with one out. Anthony Rizzo grounded out to first to score Javy and give the Cubs a 1-0 lead after one.
Even though Morejón got the start, Cal Quantrill got the win, completing 5 2/3 innings and only giving up 2 hits.
Morejón made personal history in the bottom of the third inning, when he recorded his first MLB strikeout against Kyle Hendricks.
Morejon, 20, was profiled as the no. 4 prospect in the Padres’ system this summer.
A talented left-hander with a fastball that sits mid- to high-90s and two changeups, Morejón struggled to stay ahead of the competition upon his promotion to Double-A in 2019. He had a 0-4 record with a 4.25 ERA and for many he is not a product ready for a MLB starting role.
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