Josh Lindblom makes A’s debut

Former Harrison Raider and Purdue Boilermaker Josh Lindblom. (WLFI Photo)
Former Harrison Raider and Purdue Boilermaker Josh Lindblom. (WLFI Photo)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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