After nine minor league seasons and two major injuries, Southern Door’s Erik Cordier made his Major League debut Wednesday afternoon at Colorado. Just two days after being called up from Triple-A Fresno, the hard throwing, right handed relief pitcher threw a scoreless inning in the Giants 9-2 loss to the Rockies.
Cordier entered in the seventh and promptly struck out Drew Stubbs on a 100 MPH fastball for his first Major League strikeout. Cordier also got a pair of pop outs to shortstop (Charlie Blackmon and D.J. LeMahieu) while working around a walk and a hit batter.
WDOR’s Chad Michaels caught up with Erik Cordier on Thursday…
Cordier threw 25 pitches in the appearance. 13 of those pitches were for strikes with 15 topping out at 100 MPH or better.
Cordier is wearing number 51 for the Giants.