Wearing a white number 19 Bowie Baysox jersey, Koji Uehara gave up a walk, but no runs or hits in the Erie top of the first. Koji worked fast and pitched out of the stretch throughout.
Leadoff hitter Chris White grounded out to first on an 0-2 pitch. Koji then fell behind Wilkin Ramirez 3-0, then ran the count full and walked him on the 3-2 pitch which missed outside. On a 1-1 pitch to third hitter Josh Burrus, Ramirez was thrown out stealing by catcher Phil Britton, who made a strong and accurate throw. Then Burrus grounded to short on a 1-1 pitch.
It was a quick 13-pitch inning where he threw eight strikes.
That is the only inning he will pitch and we are heading to interview him shortly. Quotes upcoming.