Sunday, June 14, 2009
Matt Palmer First 30-Year-Old Rookie To Go 6-0 In History
With Friday's win, Angels right-hander Matt Palmer became the first rookie in major league history over the age of 30 to start a season with six consecutive wins, all as a starter.
"That's pretty cool," Palmer said. "The big thing for me is I'm here and pitching. That's what I'm happy about."
Palmer spent seven years in the minors before making his big league debut with San Francisco in August. With Kelvim Escobar headed to the bullpen because of a shoulder setback, Palmer's rotation spot seems secure -- not that he's thinking that way.
"I'm not one of those guys who throws 95 mph," Palmer said. "I can't have the mind-set that I can relax now. Once I relax, it's over."