Huron County native pitches five shut-out innings in big-league debut

Western Reserve graduate Andrew Chafin yields only three hits to the Cleveland Indians.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Aug 13, 2014


A Huron County native made an impressive big-league debut tonight in Cleveland.

Arizona left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin pitched five shut-out innings against the Indians, giving up only three hits (all singles) and two walks while striking out three.

Eury De La Rosa relieved Chafin in the bottom of the sixth inning. Neither team had scored through five and a half innings, so Chafin didn’t earn a decision.

Arizona went on to win 1-0 in 12 innings, earning a split in the doubleheader. The game ended just before midnight.

Chafin is a 2008 Western Reserve graduate.

Chafin was a first-round draft choice by Arizona (43th overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft after playing college ball at Kent State.

He spent time in rookie ball, then rose to Single A, AA and AAA and now to the bigs, having been called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.

Chafin started the second game of today's doubleheader in Cleveland. The Indians won the first game, 3-2.



Arizona Diamondbacks
A Chafin 5.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 101-59 0.00
E De La Rosa 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 16-8 3.00
Totals 6.0 3 0 0 3 3 0 117-67


he pitched a great 5 innings but when he tells his grandchildren about it he probably should leave out the part that it was against the weak hitting Indians




What are you talking about? The Indians are ranked #6 in runs scored in the entire major leagues this year.

Why do so many people who comment on this site have such a hateful and negative outlook that they try to tear down pretty much anything and everything around them? It's pathetic.

The kid mowed down a quality major league lineup. He happens to be from our collection of small towns and villages. Why on Earth would you have one negative thing to say about the kid?


the indians didn't score a run in 12 innings


What are you talking about? You do realize that 5 of those 12 innings were pitched by Chafin. Moreover, I'm sure you do realize you're talking about one game.

This is like saying that Babe Ruth was a weak hitter because he went a game without a hit. Or saying that the 1927 Yankees or the 1995 Indians were "weak hitting" because they were shut out in a game.

Why is it so hard to just celebrate a local kid having success at the highest level of his chosen profession instead of trying to just crap on everything?


I began with "he pitched a great 5 innings" Miramar settle down I'm not trashing your kid i was pulling for him in a big way and he was impressive,but as an indians fan I can critique the team as most locals do,so get over it, what the hell


I don't know this kid at all. I'm just tired of all of the negativity among locals regarding just about everything.

Considering this as an Indians fan, your critique is a foolish and not backed up by any actual data.

The Indians problem is their pitchers are giving up too many runs (#10 in most runs given up in the entire league), not hitting.


well this comment section is for people to state their opinions not yours,I'll give you some happy faces to make you feel better :) :)