One very happy pitcher
LOUISVILLE - Phil Dumatrait called his mother and broke the news Tuesday night, not long after he got the official word from Triple-A Louisville manager Rick Sweet.
Dumatrait, who has gone 10-5 with a 3.49 ERA in 21 starts, will make his major league debut against the Nationals on Thursday.
Here's some of what he had to say....
"I don't even know what to say. I've been waiting for this moment since I was 5 years old. To have the opportunity, it's just unbelievable. It's so overwhelming. I don't know what to say."
"I've gone out and I feel like, so far this season, I've thrown the ball pretty well. To be given this opportunity is unreal. I figure if I kept throwing the ball well that I'd get my opportunity sometime."
"I'm probably going to have around 18 people fly from Bakersfield, Calif. (his hometown) for my debut. I actually think they've already started looking for flights."