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Astros' Chris Devenski makes major league debut; pitches 3 scoreless innings

Unfortunately, the Astros needed to dip into their bullpen early again. Fortunately, rookie Chris Devenski was up for the task.

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The Houston Astros were only three games into the 2016 season and the team already had an issue on the roster. Houston's No. 2 starter Collin McHugh was only able to go a 1/3 of an inning in his opening start in New York on Thursday.

The poor outing from McHugh required the Astros' long man Michael Feliz to throw 107 pitches over a 4 1/3 innings. Houston's long man was spent. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow as quick to act, calling up Triple-A Fresno's Opening Day starter: right-handed pitcher Chris Devenski.

Devesnski didn't see any action the Astros final game in New York, but he was called upon when Friday's starter Scott Feldman only went four innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Devesnski had the Brewers off balance, striking out first Major League batter -- former Astros prospect Domingo Santana.

Devenski finished off the fifth inning with a Scooter Gennett ground out and a Ryan Braun pop to third. Chris Carter got the rookie for a double but Devenski retired Aaron Hill and Jonathan Villar to end the sixth inning.

His final inning went in order with strikeouts of Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Keon Broxton. All four of Devenski strikeouts ended with a changeup right around 80 mph.