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Fornataro throws perfect frame in debut

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NEW YORK -- Right-hander Eric Fornataro, called up from Triple-A Memphis last week, pitched a one-two-three eighth inning on Monday night in his Major League debut, inducing two ground balls and a flyout.

"A little bit," said the 26-year-old Fornataro when asked if he was nervous. "I haven't pitched in about a week.

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NEW YORK -- Right-hander Eric Fornataro, called up from Triple-A Memphis last week, pitched a one-two-three eighth inning on Monday night in his Major League debut, inducing two ground balls and a flyout.

"A little bit," said the 26-year-old Fornataro when asked if he was nervous. "I haven't pitched in about a week.

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"I felt a little out of sync, so I just tried to throw strikes, all fastballs and sinkers, didn't want to mess with any offspeed pitches. I just focused on the catcher, didn't look in the stands."

Jay Greenberg is a contributor to MLB.com.

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