Former Bulldogs Pitcher Maton Earns First Major League Save

What a week it's been for former Bulldogs pitcher Phil Maton. 

Last Sunday, he made his debut for the Padres. 

But, in the 11th inning of San Diego's game versus Milwaukee, Maton struck out Hernan Perez to earn his first Major League save. It was one of two batters he faced in the frame.

So far, the rookie has appeared in four games, has pitched 2 2/3 innings, and he's still going strong with all-zeroes in his earned run average.

He spoke to NBC 10 Sports about the overall experience of making it to the pros.

"...Yeah, getting that save yesterday was absolutely awesome. But, getting to see my family in San Diego that was even better. Right now, I'm in Chicago. So, I'm fortunate to see all of the family. And, the whole crew is going to be up here for the stand here...But, just being able to throw in the awesome stadiums we have in the big leagues, getting to make my debut at home, just something really special. Just something really fortunate the way things have fallen as far as the progression in the minor leagues. But, it's just been an awesome experience."




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