Who knew that
Apparently someone with the Cleveland Indians knew, because as Raburn's former team were busy shellacking the Indians, the Tribe sent in Raburn, the former Tigers utility specialist, to pitch the ninth inning.
Raburn told the Freep that he hadn't pitched since college, but he did an admirable job, downing the side
Raburn threw 13 pitches -- nine of them strikes -- and notched his first career strikeout.
Max Scherzer even gave him former teammate a few atta-boys for his effort. (
The unanticipated move was very reminiscent of something the Tigers did themselves on
Like Raburn, Kelly performed well, facing just one batter but getting him to flyout. (mlb.com
While Kelly's fastball clocked in at 83mph, Raburn threw an 89mph fastball on Thursday night.
To see video of Raburn's efforts, click here.
Max Scherzer breaks down Raburn's efforts -- click here.