Orion Kerkering's First Phillies Strikeout is a Disgusting Slider
Orion Kerkering, welcome to the majors:
What a moment for Orion Kerkering. 🥺 pic.twitter.com/OoT5nsb9GV
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) September 25, 2023
Whoosh. That was nasty. A filthy slider. Threw the fastball at 99 mph as well. Y’all weren’t kidding when you said this kid has some disgusting stuff. That was really fun to watch, just a lovely debut for the 22 year old.
Not to get ahead of ourselves here, since it’s been only one game, but I feel more confident in Kerkering than Aaron Nola right now. Put him on the postseason roster and we’re gonna go get John Middleton’s trophy back.
Orion Kerkering’s Phillies debut in 43 seconds.
— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) September 25, 2023