Kansas City Royals pitcher Heath Fillmyer earned his first Major League win Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs. He had to prove he deserved a spot in the starting rotation, and he has been impressive so far.
When the offense is firing on all cylinders, it makes the pitcher’s job a little easier. The Kansas City Royals struck in the second inning, with Hunter Dozier and Jorge Bonifacio scoring on a double by Drew Butera.
Scoring nine total runs definitely helped Fillmyer’s cause, and against one of the hotter teams in baseball, it means a lot. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do much to bolster the Kansas City Royals poor record on the season. But, a win is a win.
Heath Fillmyer’s Major League career record currently sits at 1-1. He has started 5 games, making for 37.1 innings of work. Teams have yielded 31 hits off of Fillmyer, and his ERA is a solid 3.13, which isn’t terrible.
His walk rate is a little high, with a BB/9 rate of 4.10. And he doesn’t really strike out a lot of guys, averaging 5.06 strikeouts per nine innings. But, the rookie is putting together a good season so far. He has a lot of potential, and he has come a long way since his call up in June.
It’s likely Heath Fillmyer will be sticking around in the big leagues for a while. He’s playing well, and his first win should provide some extra motivation for the young hurler. He even received a “Salvy Splash” from Salvador Perez after the game.
Heath Fillmyer has a lot of potential, and the experience he receives this season with the Kansas City Royals will only help to further his development.