Yesterday, former Brooklyn Cyclone (New York-Penn League) and Columbia Fireflies pitcher Colin Holderman made his Major League Baseball debut, spinning a scoreless ninth inning for the New York Mets in an 8-7 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
The Mets trailed Seattle, 8-5, in the top of the ninth when the righty entered the game. Holderman surrendered two hits but managed to strand two runners without giving up a run.
The 2016 MLB ninth-round pick of New York went 1-0 with 2.92 ERA and three saves in 12.1 frames in nine contests with Triple-A Syracuse before the Mets called him up to “The Show” yesterday.
Holderman spent parts of 2017 and 2019 with the Fireflies. In 2017, he made seven starts, finishing 2-3 with a 4.94 ERA in the South Atlantic League. He missed the 2018 season due to Tommy John surgery, but then spent significant time in Columbia again in 2019. The 26-year-old pitched in 13 games (12 starts) in 2019, recorded 55 innings while punching out 41 batters. In 2019, Holderman put up a 4.09 ERA to go along with his 3-2 record.
The Bourbonnais, Ill., native posted a 0-0 record with a 7.20 ERA in five innings of work in two games with the Cyclones in 2017 and returned in 2019 to go 0-0 with 1.80 ERA in five frames in two games.
— Jerry Del Priore
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