Swindle Returns to Bigs; Could Face Parnell TonightApril 17, 2009
By CSU Sports Information
NEW YORK, N.Y. – This weekend, the first two CSU pitchers to make appearances in Major League Baseball games could potentially face off as the Brewers take on the Mets at Citi Field. R.J. Swindle and Bobby Parnell both appear on the active rosters of their respective teams after Swindle was called up to the Brewers late yesterday.
Making his major league debut on July 7 of last year, Swindle became the first Buc pitcher to make it to the big show. Since that time, he was sent back down to the triple-A club, and traded from the Phillies to the Brewers. His first trip up was against the Mets, and he was moved back up to the active roster in time for tonight’s contest with the same team.
Just two months after Swindle pitched in a game against the Mets, the New York squad called up a CSU pitcher of their own in Parnell. His first outing came on Sept. 15 against the Nationals, where he went through the side in the eighth with just eight pitches. This year, Parnell has already appeared in five games, holding a 2.08 ERA after giving up just one run. He also has two strikeouts to his credit.
The first game of the series is tonight at 7:10 p.m. from Citi Field in New York.