Richard Bleier


By Scott Barancik, Editor

He tossed only three pitches off the mound at Toronto’s Rogers Centre today, but for Yankees rookie Richard Bleier, it probably felt like 300.

The 29-year-old southpaw entered the game with one out in the bottom of the 8th inning and quickly put the Blue Jays to bed, forcing Michael Sanders to ground out on an 0-1 fastball and inducing Justin Smoak to ground out on the first pitch he saw.

Three pitches, three strikes, two outs, and a Major League debut in the books. Never mind that the Yankees lost, 4-2.

Bleier is the 10th Jewish player in the Majors this season.

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