GC Baseball Alum Taylor Makes Major League Debut

Bobcat Baseball alum Josh Taylor
Bobcat Baseball alum Josh Taylor

BOSTON – Georgia College Baseball alum Josh Taylor (2014) pitched in his first game at the major league level Wednesday, throwing the fifth inning for the Boston Red Sox against the Cleveland Indians.

Taylor entered at the top of the fifth with his squad trailing 7-6. Jose Ramirez greeted the rookie with a double to center. After retiring Jake Bauers on a groundout and Greg Allen on a flyout, catcher Kevin Plawicki took a 3-1 pitch off the monster for an RBI double. Taylor then responded well, wiping out Leonys Martin for Taylor's first career strikeout.

On the outing, he went a full inning, giving up two hits for an earned run and fanned one.

Taylor becomes the first Georgia College player to see action in a major league baseball game since Milt Hill (1987) in 1994. Hill pitched in 78 career games, going 5-1 with a 5.08 ERA in 117 innings for the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves.

The Red Sox are back in action at the New York Yankees tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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