Watch: Anthony Banda Talks About His Debut Performance, Shares Thoughts on Harper Homer

Anthony showed the poise of a veteran in his major-league debut

You never know what to expect when a player makes their debut appearance. Anthony Banda projected the poise and confidence of a veteran pitcher on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 39,176 fans. It took him 82 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings, while giving up seven hits and four runs. It was the heart of the Nationals order — filled with All-Star players — that eventually got to him, but not before an impressive outing.

During the interview, when asked about his thoughts on being sent back down to Triple-A and possibly making a return to the big-league team, Banda said, “I wanna prove that I can help us win and, at the end of the day, I’m going to compete my butt off.” Gotta love his approach.


Jon Strong

Jon is the editor and lead writer at Dbacks Insider. He is a life-long, passionate baseball fan who grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, playing stickball and watching baseball at the College World Series. He aims to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant Dbacks news and commentary every day.

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