Mike Mayers

Position: RHP
Born: 12/6/1991
Height: 6'3
Weight: 200
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the third round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (STL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 8-5 with a 2.62 ERA in 18 starts between Springfield (Double-A) and Memphis (Triple-A), striking out 86 while walking 36 and allowing 93 hits in 106.2 IP in 18 starts – nine at each stop.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Memphis July 24 when RHP Miguel Socolovich was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 7/24/2016

Debut Details
July 24, in a 9-6 loss to the Dodgers. The starting pitcher, he took the loss, allowing nine runs, all earned, on eight hits and two walks in 1.1 IP. He threw 62 pitches, 38 for strikes. Most of the damage came in a six-run first inning. The first batter he faced in the big leagues, leadoff hitter Chase Utley, singled to center field and Corey Seager followed with an infield single. After walking Justin Turner to load the bases, Mayers gave up a grand slam to center field to Adrian Gonzalez. Mayers had gotten all four batters to two-strike counts. Howie Kendrick followed the slam by doubling to center on the first pitch he saw. Mayers finally got his ERA down from infinity by striking out the next batter, Yasmani Grandal, swinging and then retired red-hot rookie Andrew Toles on a groundout before walking Joc Pederson to set up opposing pitcher Scott Kazmir’s two-run single to center. Utley capped the batting around by ending the inning by grounding out. In the second inning, Seager grounded out before Turner singled and scored on Gonzalez’s RBI single to right, his fifth ribbie of the game by the second inning. Gonzalez then scored on Kendrick’s homer to right field, prompting a pitching change to bring in reliever Seth Maness.

Player Notes
Mayers had been scheduled to start for Memphis in a doubleheader when the call came for an emergency starter in a rain-caused double dip with the big league club. Bringing a 3.49 career ERA into his major league debut after missing much of the 2015 season due to an arm strain, there was no reason to expect the implosion that occurred and, frankly, no reason to think that was anything but an anomaly. In 2014, he combined for an 8-12 record and 3.40 ERA in 26 starts at three levels – Memphis, Springfield and Palm Beach (High A) – striking out 117 while walking just 37 in 153.2 IP, giving up 174 hits. Mayers was sent back to the minors on July 25 to make room for veteran pitcher Jerome Williams.