On the same night that the Orioles’ bullpen call-ups struggled (to say the least), Hayden Penn earned his first win for the Marlins in a relief role.
“Acquired by Florida in an April 1 trade with Baltimore, Penn made his first relief appearance on Saturday night against the Mets. This was his second ever. He inherited runners for the first time when taking over for Andrew Miller with Atlanta runners on first and third in the fifth.
Penn ended the inning on Yunel Escobar’s fly ball to center.
‘It feels good to know that they won’t hesitate to put me in a spot like that,’ Penn said. ‘It’s the only way I’m going to learn, to be put in those situations.'”
Penn’s line for the night: 1.1 IP, 1K, o hits, 0 runs, o walks.
To be fair, Penn gave up three runs on four hits with 4 Ks and 2 walks, in 2 IP against the Mets on Saturday.