Sam Long To Start Wednesday for the Giants

According to MLB Insider Robert Morris, the San Francisco Giants will call up pitching prospect Sam Long to pitch on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers.

Long has pitched well in both AA and AA for the Giants. In Long’s AAA debut Saturday, he pitched 3 2/3 inning and struck out nine batters in dominating performance. In five minor league starts this season, Long has pitched 22 innings, struck out 37 batters, with an ERA of 1.99.

For his overall minor league career, Long has pitched 178 1/3 innings with an ERA of 2.83. Alson Long has 213 strikeouts to go with a 10-7 record. The left-hander throws a fastball that can reach in the mid to high 90s. Long can locate his fastball on both sides of the plate, along with his curveball. He also has change up his arsenal as well.

Long grew up in Fair Oaks and played college ball at Sacramento State. The Tampa Bay Rays drafted him in the 2016 draft. Long signed with the Giants in the fall and is one of their most intriguing pitching prospects.

Long will pitch because the Giants have some injuries to their starting rotation. Aaron Sanchez and Logan Webb are both out due to injury. Sanchez will be making a rehab start Monday night and could join the Giants soon. It will be interesting to see how Long does on Wednesday; hopefully, he pitches well for San Francisco.

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