HUNTER HARVEY: Doesn’t get call from the bullpen in first game in major leagues

Published Monday, April 9th, 2018

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BALTIMORE – The Orioles didn’t call on former Bandys High star Hunter Harvey to pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

Harvey — called up to the majors about seven hours before the first pitch at Camden Yards – made the short drive to Baltimore from Bowie (Md.,), where he was scheduled to make his first Class AA start on Monday night.

He was expected to make his big league debut Monday night if the Orioles needed a pitcher from the bullpen to throw long relief.

Toronto had a 2-1 lead as the American League game reached its later innings, and the Orioles then used two relievers to close out the game.

Dylan Bundy pitched seven innings as Baltimore’s starter, giving up four hits and two runs (both earned) with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

Mychal Givens threw 1 2/3 innings and Nestor Cortez Jr. pitched one-third of an inning in relief of Bundy. The Blue Jays scored five runs in the ninth inning and won 7-1.

Toronto plays at Baltimore on Tuesday and Wednesday night, with 7 p.m. starts, and the Orioles are off on Thursday before playing a weekend series at the Boston Red Sox.

Harvey, 23, is the son of Bryan Harvey, also a former Bandys High pitching star. The elder Harvey pitched nearly 10 seasons in the major leagues – making the All-Star game once in both leagues – and retired with 177 career saves.

Bryan Harvey was 23 when he debuted in the major leagues for the then-California Angels against the Baltimore Orioles (see our Blast From The Past post), and his son got to The Show at a younger age that his dad by 227 days.

BOXSCORE: https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-orioles/2018/04/09/529559#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529559

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