Former Missouri State pitcher Mike Kickham made his major league debut Tuesday night, pitching for the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. While his debut was short lived, manager Bruce Bochy still had nice things to say about the lefty.
“He showed good stuff early. I’m sure he was amped up and then he got behind hitters, but I liked what he showed,” Bochy said.
Kickham went 2.1 innings allowing four runs on four hits and four walks, while striking out three. Derek Norris hit a two-run home run on a 3-1 count in the second to put the A’s up after the Giants had a 1-0 lead.
“The first inning went well,” Kickham said. “I was able to stay ahead of batters and attack the zone. After that I was falling behind. I thought the home run was a decent pitch but again, it was a hitter’s count and he was able to jump on it.”
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