Old Mill's Josh Hader gets first major league win over Yankees
By The Baltimore Sun
Jul 08, 2017 | 9:05 AM
This might have been lost in the Milwaukee Brewers' dramatic 9-4 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night, but former Orioles minor leaguer and Old Mill graduate Josh Hader won his first major league game.
And it came at Yankee Stadium.
Hader, who was drafted in the 19th round in 2012 by the Orioles, pitched three innings against the Yankees on Friday night, giving up one run, striking out seven and walking two.
The home run he gave up was memorable -- even history-making. In the fifth inning, Aaron Judge hit his 30th of the season, breaking Joe DiMaggio's record for home runs by a Yankees rookie.
The left-handed Hader entered the game in the fourth inning after a nearly hour-long rain delay knocked out starter Junior Guerra. The Brewers scored twice in the sixth inning to tie the game and added five runs in the seventh — highlighted by Jesus Aguilar's grand slam — to make Hader the winning pitcher.
"We got Josh to this game with rest, where we could extend him in an American League game when we didn't have to worry about his spot in the lineup. It turned out to be the perfect spot for him, really."
Now considered one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in the game, Hader was dealt by the Orioles to the Houston Astros at the trade deadline in 2013 as part of a dea; for Bud Norris.
In 2015, another deadline deal sent him to the Brewers. He was selected to the 2016 All-Star Futures Game.
The 23-year-old Hader made his major league debut with the Brewers on June 10 and has pitched in eight games, going 12 1/3 innings with a 0.73 ERA. The home run by Judge was the first run he allowed this season.