Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/4/12

Seattle Mariners right-hander Carter Capps threw his first major league pitch Friday night in Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin was at the plate. The pitch was clocked at 100 mph.

The American League better get used to seeing that kind of heat. Ever since Capps, a third-round pick out of North Carolina's Mount Olive College in 2011, made the jump from starting to relieving, he's thrown nothing but gas.

He was a starter who threw hard, but he didn't start clocking triple digits until the Mariners moved him into the bullpen, where this season he led all Seattle minor-leaguers with 19 saves while posting a 1.26 ERA in 50 innings. In his last 29 appearances, he allowed just two runs in 37 1/3 innings, a 0.48 ERA.

Capps, 21, is just the second player from the 2011 draft to make it to the big leagues after the Diamondbacks' Trevor Bauer, who debuted in June.

The right-hander wound up giving up a hit to Martin and a walk while getting one out. He was charged with two runs in the Mariners' 6-3 loss to New York when lefty Oliver Perez gave up a couple of singles after taking over for Capps.

The Mariners weren't planning on calling him up as quickly as this, but the trades of Brandon League and Steve Delabar changed the way the organization looked at things.

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