Mike Minor allowed five hits and two runs in six innings and at one point retired 10 straight hitters as he notched his first career Major League victory Tuesday.
The 2009 first-round draft pick and former Vanderbilt star gave up two runs to the Washington Nationals in the top of the sixth, but the Atlanta Braves scored four in the bottom of the inning and pulled away for a 10-2 victory at Turner Field.
He made his MLB debut for the Braves last week at Houston. He also pitched six innings in that one and allowed four runs (three earned).
"I wasn't as nervous as I thought I might be," Minor said, according to MLB.com. "The hardest part was before the game. It felt like it took forever for the game to start. I probably shouldn't have gotten to the park so early."
Against Washington, he allowed a walk and single in succession in the first but got out of the inning with back-to-back strikeouts. He did not allow another base runner until a two-out single in the fourth. He kept the Nationals scoreless until they managed back-to-back doubles in the sixth.
For the game he struck out five and walked two.
His record is now 1-0 and his ERA is 3.75.