Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Blair Fares Well in Major League Debut

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Blair Fares Well in Major League Debut

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ATLANTA - Aaron Blair gave the Atlanta Braves a chance to win in his major league debut. That's at least more than some of their pitchers have done so far this season. Blair pitched into the sixth inning Sunday in a 3-2 loss to the New York Mets, showing enough to excite his new boss.

"He came as advertised, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "For his first major league outing, against a team that's swinging the bat pretty good . . . I thought he did good. I can't wait to see him pitch four days from now.

Atlanta lost its fifth in a row.

After joining the Braves in the offseason trade that sent pitcher Shelby Miller to Arizona, the right-hander wasn't roughed up. He allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked a pair, one of them intentional - and struck out one. …

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