MINNEAPOLIS — One day, when Yennier Cano reflects on his Major League launching, it’s safe to state that his recollections of that significant day in any gamer’s baseball profession will be really, really various from those of almost everybody else in MLB history.
Here’s the odd twist: Because Cano had actually been revealed as the brand-new pitcher and participated in the system, Wednesday will decrease in the record books as his MLB launching in spite of the reality that he never ever even tossed a pitch, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
In reality, Cano had actually jogged to the Target Field mound from the bullpens for the very first time, tossed all of his warmup pitches from the arena mound, looked in for the indication, taken a deep breath and had actually stepped on the rubber, prepared to toss to Martín Maldonado to start his MLB profession, when the rain hold-up was called.
So Cano’s “debut” will constantly be kept in mind for how he never ever in fact tossed a pitch.
“You know, it’ll be one of those things he probably talks about and goes, ‘Yeah, you know, my first appearance, I didn’t throw a pitch,’” stated supervisor Rocco Baldelli, who went back to the club after missing out on time due to COVID. “That’s probably the end of it. It’s not the craziest thing we’ve ever seen, but it’s a little odd. You wish he could have taken the mound and gone out there last night.”
For one night, Cano signed up with the only other pitcher in Major League history to appear in the record books without having actually dealt with a batter: Larry Yount (bro of Hall of Famer Robin). Yount took the mound on Sept. 15, 1971, for the Houston Astros however hurt himself throughout his warmup pitches. He never ever appeared in a major league video game once again.
Fortunately for Cano, he didn’t sign up with Yount because club for great, as he began Thursday’s resumed video game on the mound as part of the doubleheader to complete the three-video game series. When Wednesday’s game was suspended, the Astros were leading, 5-1, in the 4th inning.
But since Wednesday night, while Cano’s launching awaited limbo, he became part of an extremely unique curiosity in baseball history — and it’ll likely be an experience he will not quickly forget.