Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kelly's 'Blue Book' Skyrockets With Debut Win

Kelly With A Young Sox Fan A Few Years Back
With all the kerfuffle over the 'Blockbuster Trade of The Century', it's easy to forget about the previous blockbuster trade—which also involved Adrian Gonzalez. Part of that transaction was sending Casey Kelly—one of Boston's top pitching prospects at the time—to San Diego along with first base phenom Anthony Rizzo. Kelly (pictured with a young Red Sox fan at a charity event) went through a series of arm injuries (elbow inflammation this year) before finally making his debut in The Show on Tuesday night. And what a debut! Kelly hurled six solid innings in the Padres' 3-0 win over Atlanta, giving up just three hits and striking out four. As the cherry on top of the sundae, he added a single up the middle (he's now hitting .500 in the bigs)—while his Dad watched in the stands on his 57th birthday. Not a bad trifecta for a good kid. We wish all the best to Casey in his MLB career.