It didn’t take long for Trent Thornton to make an impact as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 25-year-old set a franchise record by posting eight strikeouts in his MLB debut Sunday against the Detroit Tigers.
He sets a franchise record with 8 strikeouts in his @MLB debut! pic.twitter.com/3j0cWaxwxB
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 31, 2019
Previously, the record was shared by Matthew Boyd and Marc Rzepczynski who both had seven.
Thornton pitched five innings, allowing just two hits, no runs and no errors. He threw 75 pitches, notching 47 strikes.