OAKLAND, Calif. (WLFI) – Former Harrison Raider and Purdue Boilermaker Josh Lindblom made his debut as an Oakland A Wednesday night versus the Cleveland Indians.
It didn’t take long for Lindblom to find his comfort zone as he pitched a clean 1-2-3 inning in the top of the first. Lindblom would finish the night with a stat line of 4 and 2/3’s IP, 2 ER, 2 K and 5 hits allowed.
The former Raider and Boilermaker came to the A’s as part of the Michael Choice trade with Texas, along with outfielder Craig Gentry — who went 0-2 with a 4.02 ERA this spring. In his final outing of spring training, Lindblom had a no-hitter versus Seattle on March 23.
With Texas last year, Lindblom went 1-3 with a 5.46 ERA. But in 109 big-league appearances overall, including stints with the Dodgers and Phillies, he is 5-8 with a 3.82 ERA.
He has now made six big-league starts, all in the American League.