{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Coleman thrown right into fire vs. Tribe

Coleman thrown right into fire vs. Tribe

|
Coleman thrown right into fire vs. Tribe
KANSAS CITY -- Louis Coleman hasn't had much time to catch his breath.

The Royals reliever made his first appearance of the season in Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Indians, but he wasn't even on the 25-man roster the previous day.

After nearly emptying their bullpen on Saturday, the Royals called up Coleman for Sunday's game, and he entered the game in the sixth inning. He went three innings, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks.

Coleman held the Indians, who had already put nine runs on the board, scoreless through his first two innings of work before surrendering home runs to Casey Kotchman and Jason Kipnis on back-to-back pitches in the eighth.

"Some good things and some bad things, positives and negatives," Coleman said after the game. "A couple bad pitches. You can't get them back. Just learn from mistakes and try to move on."

Coleman said he was alerted during extra innings of Triple-A Omaha's game in Albuquerque on Saturday night that he'd be heading to the big league club the next day. The right-hander woke up Sunday morning, flew to Kansas City and came right to the park, arriving right as the Royals were wrapping up batting practice.

Manager Ned Yost said after the game that Coleman's outing was important for his bullpen moving forward.

"Coleman saved us today," Yost said. "We got through that game without having to use [Kelvin] Herrera, [Tim] Collins, [Aaron] Crow, [Jonathan] Broxton and [Greg] Holland on back-to-back days. If I had to use one of those guys, they'd be unavailable for [Monday's game], so we should have a fairly stocked bullpen."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español