It wasn’t long ago that Taijuan Walker was a “minor of age” himself, not able to buy cigarettes, vote, or adult magazines, but the 19-year-old is old enough to do that stuff now and apparently old enough to dominate hitters much older than he is.
Walker suffered a minor scare on his ankle during his Mat 14th start that caused him to leave after 2.2 innings but he returned on Monday to face Mobile and didn’t disappoint.
The “New Kid On The Walk” went 5 innings, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
On the season he now has a 2.06 ERA, 41K/12 BB in 39.1 innings. For the youngest pitcher in the league, that has to make you all tingly inside as a Mariners fan. If you don’t feel tingly from reading that, maybe you’ll require a gerbil.
The Generals won that game 4-2, powered by a 3-run HR by Francisco Martinez. In the first game of the double header, Brandon Maurer took the loss after giving up 2 ER and striking out 6 in 5.1 innings. It was a tough 2-1 loss for Jackson.
The Generals have the day off today.