Three things we learned about Dillon Peters after his debut

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 01: Dillon Peters
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 01: Dillon Peters /
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Miami Marlins prospect Dillon Peters made his debut on Friday against the Phillies. Here’s what we learned.

After weeks of clamoring for Dillon Peters to be called up to the Miami Marlins, it finally happened on Friday night. The stout left-hander made his debut in front of a mostly empty Marlins Park, but that didn’t appear to phase him in the least.

His night began going in the wrong direction after issuing a walk to his first batter. But he settled in after that. Peters finished the evening going seven shutout innings and striking out eight batters. He walked three and tossed a total of 94-pitches.

He undoubtedly earned another start for the Marlins.

Perhaps the most notable tidbit of information coming out of his debut was a record he matched. Jose Fernandez fanned eight batters in his Major League debut, a Marlins club record. Peters matched on that Friday, something that wasn’t lost on him speaking with the media after the game.

Peters family was in the stands to watch him on his first start. At various points, Fox Sports field reporter Craig Minervini spoke with his father, mother, and sister about Peters finally making it all the way to the big leagues.

He handled his post-game comments like a pro, too. After a ninth inning collapse that led to a Marlins loss, Peters didn’t seem phased by not getting the win. “That’s baseball”, he said cooly.

Now that we’ve seen him first-hand, here are three things that we learned about Dillon Peters: