Despite the support of his girlfriend, LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne, Paul Skenes had a rough start to his Double-A career.
The top pick in the MLB Draft struggled, allowing four runs on three hits and only recording two outs in the Altoona Curve’s close 9-8 win.
Paul Skenes Double-A debut:
0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO pic.twitter.com/oFSaMh6sfl
— Milb Central (@milb_central) August 26, 2023
Skenes did manage to strike out two batters but also walked two.
However, Skenes, a talented right-handed pitcher who won a national title with LSU, has impressed in his first few weeks of professional baseball.
He hit 100 mph in his debut and was promoted to Double-A before the end of August.
Dunne, seemingly supporting Skenes, posted on social media from the game in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where the Curve faced the Akron RubberDucks.
@livvy go baseball!!! #foryou #baseball ? family affair – ?
Better luck next time.
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