Grilli has been the eighth inning guy for the Bucs this season.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When reliever Jason Grilli ran out from the bullpen and stepped on the mound at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon on the Fourth of July, it was a significant milestone.
Grilli isn't one to pay attention to stats. In fact, he jokes around with the Pittsburgh media when they add numbers into questions. But thanks to his father, former big league pitcher Steve Grilli, the right-hander was well aware of notching this one.
It was his 300th career appearance in the Majors. Grilli needed just 10 pitches -- seven for strikes -- to mow through the Houston Astros lineup. The final out of the quick inning was a 94 MPH fastball that Jason Castro chased swinging.
"I just want to be around a long time," Grilli s...
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