Audio from Walker’s Complete Game
In case you missed it, 18-year-old right-hander Taijuan Walker authored another chapter in his amazing first full season in the Mariners’ system last night, tossing a nine-inning complete-game win over the Great Lakes Loons. After allowing a first-inning two-run homer to Blake Dean, Walker limited the Loons to just one more hit the rest of the way, struck out seven and retired the final 17-straight batters to end the game.
Here’s the final out, Jetsy Extrano to Tim Morris, securing Walker’s CG: Walker Finishes CG vs. Loons 7.13.11
It’s the first 9.0-inning CG thrown by a LumberKing since right-hander Kenn Kasparek tossed a three-hit shutout on August 3, 2009 against Burlington.
Game notes, additional highlights from last night and a new interview will be posted later today.