T.J. McFarland continues to impress as the Orioles long-relief man. After Wei-Yin Chen‘s quality start on Sunday night in the Bronx, McFarland worked two innings, allowing just one hit, a walk and fanning three.
McFarland had runners on first and second with one out in the seventh inning and recorded two quick outs on a Brett Gardner foul out to third and Vernon Wells ground out to second base. It took McFarland 19 pitches to get through the seventh, but just eight to get through the eighth.
He threw 27 pitches total, 17 for strikes. His two seem fastball, thrown 18 times, clocked in at an average speed of 87.42 MPH and was a strike 61.11% of the time (11 of the 18 pitches). Two of his six sliders thrown were swung on and missed and his change up, thrown three times, was a strike just once.
In 5 1/3 innings thrown the season, the 23-year-old lefty, has allowed just two hits, no runs, walked one and struckout eight with a 0.56 WHIP. The Rule 5 Draft pick is proving to be another valuable piece in the Orioles already impressive bullpen.