Barrett Earns First Career Win

barrettFormer Huskies pitcher Aaron Barrett earned his first MLB win as a member of the Washington Nationals yesterday. Barrett, a member of the Huskies in 2008, pitched one shutout inning and struck out two in the Nats 9-7 win over the New York Mets. The win also happened to come on Barrett's Major League debut, as yesterday was Opening Day for many of the teams in the MLB. Following the victory, he spoke about the surreal moment of winning his first career game:

"Talking to the veteran guys, they said, 'Enjoy every minute that [you] can,'" Barrett said. "Today was one of those moments that I've dreamed about — over and over. It definitely lived up to expectations. I think I'm finally taking a deep breath and finally realizing that just happened to us. It's everything I could imagine for my debut. That was unbelievable." (via Nationals website)

Barrett made the Opening Day roster after a sensational spring in which he allowed no runs in 10 2/3 innings while striking out eight batters.