First appearance: Crow entered with two outs in the sixth inning, a runner on first base and the Royals trailing 4-0.
First batter: Crow struck out the first major league batter he faced — Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick.
First stats: Crow retired all four hitters he faced, striking out three. He threw 19 pitches, 12 for strikes.
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The moment passed in a blur. One moment, Aaron Crow was sitting in the bullpen. The next moment, he was jogging toward the mound for his first major-league appearance.
. . .
But then, he said, he looked up at the crowd.
“That kind of got my nerves,” said Crow, the Royals’ first-round pick in 2009.
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Aaron Crow, mysteriously moved to the bullpen for an indefinite amount of time, struck out three of the four batters he faced. (Why, by the way, is Crow now sporting the obligatory white MLB player facial hair? He's movie star handsome without it.)