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Matt Gage Makes MLB Debut

Matt Gage became the 14th former Mohawk to reach the Majors as he pitched a 1-2-3 inning for the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night in Kansas City.

A Broadalbin-Perth grad, Gage was added to the Mohawks for their post-season run in 2011 when the Mohawks ultimately lost in the finals to the Newark Pilots.

Following his freshman season at Siena, Gage returned for the 2012 season. He went 4-1 in 10 appearances and 2 starts with a 3.75 ERA in 36 innings, recording 46 strikeouts and holding batters to a .231 average. 

In 2014, Gage was drafted in the 10th round by the San Francisco Giants. He made it up to Triple-A in 2017 but was released in 2018. Matt signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic League and was quickly picked up by the New York Mets.

In 2019, Matt went to the Mexican League and pitched for the Diablos Rojos del Mexico.

The DiamondBacks signed Gage in 2021, he started the year in Double-A and was quickly promoted to Reno in Triple-A. 

This past offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays signed Gage and was assigned to the Buffalo Bisons in Triple-A. Pitching out of the bullpen, Gage had a 1.08 ERA and 7 saves in 16 games this season before the Blue Jays called him up.

The Blue Jays were in Kansas City playing the Royals on Monday and leading 8-0 going into the ninth inning. Gage came in facing Whit Merrifield first and induced a groundout to shortstop. Then he faced Kyle Isbel and recorded his first big league strikeout, and then he struck out Bobby Witt Jr. to end the game.

 

 

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