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DL Hall faced three batters and recorded two strikeouts Friday versus the Yankees, earning the save in the 2-1 victory.
Hall threw nine strikes on 13 pitches to clutch the save opportunity. The O's primary closer Felix Bautista pitched the eighth inning as the Yankees order flipped back to the top in a one score game. This was likely a very rare save opportunity for the former first-round pick as Bautista will still be the closer moving forward.
DL Hall has been recalled by the Orioles to join their taxi squad and will likely join the active roster on September first.
Hall made his MLB debut earlier this season, allowing five earned runs in 3.2 innings. Hall has big strikeout upside but will likely be pitching out of the bullpen down the stretch for the Orioles. There is still plenty of long-term appeal with Hall as a starter, though.
DL Hall (0-1) allowed five earned runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings, owning the loss in the 2-8 defeat to the Rays. The left-hander struck out six and yielded three walks in the 76-pitch outing.
Hall faced 19 batters in his first big league start and recorded seven first-pitch strikes. Unfortunately, he inherited the loss while finishes 3 2/3 innings of work with a 12.27 ERA, 2.18 WHIP, and 14.73 K/9. The good news is that the strikeouts were very much present while generating a 90.8 average pitch velocity and a 97.2 max pitch velocity in the start. The Valdosta native should be scheduled to start versus the Cubs in Baltimore on August 18.
DL Hall was called up by the Orioles and is scheduled to start against the Rays on Saturday.
Hall is set to make his MLB debut and is expected to make a start on Saturday against the Rays. Hall has some of the best stuff in the minors but can struggle with control. In 70 Triple-A innings this season, Hall has a 4.76 ERA with a 36 percent strikeout rate to a 13.9 percent walk rate.
Orioles prospect LHP DL Hall experienced elbow soreness in the back of his elbow after his most recent start.
GM Mike Elias noted that it isn't considered serious. The good news is an MRI came back clean. Baltimore is likely to be careful with one of the top pitching prospects in their organization, who also happens to be one of the top arms in all of minor league baseball right now.