Former Notre Dame pitcher, David Phelps '08, made his major league "starting" debut last night for the New York Yankees in a game against the Kansas City Royals. Phelps, who grew up nearby in the St. Louis, MO suburbs -- pitched four innings giving up 2 runs on six hits -- while striking out five.
His start was overshadowed by the news that Mariano Rivera -- probably the greatest relief pitcher of all time -- tore an ACL while jogging in the outfield before the game's start. This might be a career ending injury -- see below. Sad.
LINK: PHELPS DEBUT
LINK: BOX SCORE
LINK: PHELPS THRILLED TO BE MAKING FIRST START
LINK: LATEST ON RIVERA INJURY