We discussed it last night, and I’m surprised to report that Phil Dumatrait will make his major league debut on Thursday against the Nationals. I figured it would be Elizardo Ramirez, since they just recalled him from Louisville.
UPDATE — Dumatrait is appropriately excited:
“I don’t even know what to say. I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was 5 years old. To have the opportunity, it’s just unbelievable. It’s so overwhelming. I don’t know what to say.”
“I’ve gone out and I feel like, so far this season, I’ve thrown the ball pretty well. To be given this opportunity is unreal. I figure if I kept throwing the ball well that I’d get my opportunity sometime.”
“I’m probably going to have around 18 people fly from Bakersfield, Calif. (his hometown) for my debut. I actually think they’ve already started looking for flights.”