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Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Bauer made his major league debut on Thursday night against the Braves, and he pitched pretty well. Bauer gave Arizona four quality innings and allowed only two earned runs on five hits. Despite falling behind early, he kept the D-Backs in striking position and allowed them to come away with a 3-2 victory. The only time nerves appeared to get the best of Bauer was during his embarrassing moment after his first MLB pitch, when he tossed the ball to the wrong dugout.
After throwing a first-pitch strike to the Braves leadoff man, the Diamondbacks’ coaches yelled to Bauer to toss the ball into the dugout so they could give it to him as a keepsake after the game. The 21-year-old was obviously a little nervous and confused, and he ended up throwing it toward the Atlanta dugout. The Braves coaches kindly returned the ball to the Arizona dugout, and I’m sure Bauer will be hearing about this for the remainder of his life.