Tony Cingrani, Louisville
(1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 14 K)
It was also an impressive Triple-A Baseball debut for Louisville left-hander Tony Cingrani, who was given the Opening Day assignment for the Bats against Toledo. He responded by striking out the first seven batters he faced and exited the game after tossing 6.0 no-hit innings. In fact, Cingrani was perfect until he walked leadoff man Jordan Lennerton in the 6th. Cingrani struck out 14 of the 19 Mud Hens who came to bat against him. Toledo tied the game 3-3 in the 9th inning (costing Cingrani the win), but Felix Perez delivered a walk-off home run for the Bats. Cingrani fell just one strikeout short of matching the Louisville franchise record.
23-year-old Tony Cingrani is in just his second full season of professional baseball. He was the Cincinnati 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 10-4 with a 1.73 ERA between Class A Advanced Bakersfield and Double-A Pensacola. Cingrani is a native of New Lenox, Illinois.