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Scahill pleased with first Major League outing

Scahill pleased with first Major League outing

Scahill pleased with first Major League outing
DENVER -- After watching five games, Rockies reliever Rob Scahill, 25, finally made his Major League debut Tuesday and pitched a scoreless inning against the Giants, allowing a two-out double to Buster Posey before getting Hunter Pence to pop out.

"It's a good arm," manager Jim Tracy said. "It's a hard 96 [mph], down. That's tough to hit."

Scahill entered Tuesday's game in the ninth with the Rockies trailing, 9-6, and on their way to a 9-8 loss. He said the wait for his Major League debut "wasn't that agonizing" because he realized Tracy wanted to put him in a situation that would benefit Scahill.

"I was able to spot my fastball pretty good," said Scahill, who threw 13 of his 22 pitches for strikes. "My curveball was pretty good. I yanked a couple sliders and I just kind of put that on the shelf. I went a little deeper in counts than I would've liked, but that'll happen."

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