Monday, April 27, 2009
Graham Taylor make MLB Debut
2002 Dixie Heights High School graduate Graham Taylor made his Major League Baseball debut Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies in Miami. Taylor, who attended school at Miami University in Oxford, has been a highly touted prospect in the Florida farm system for the past couple of years. Unfortunately for Graham he would probably like to forget his first start in the MLB. Taylor was shelled by the Phillies for four earned runs on four hits and six walks over 3 2/3 innings. Taylor was 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA and a 10/6 K/BB ratio in three starts in Double A before the call up. Taylor, who is 24 started against Philadelphia pitcher Jamie Moyer, who is 46. Not known for overpowering stuff, Taylor is typically a control pitcher who couldn't find his control on Sunday. He is 0-1 on the season with a 9.82 ERA. He is scheduled to start Friday in Chicago but don't be too surprised if they send him back down to get him a little more prepared for this level.