Congratulations to Claremont High product Justin Germano, who threw a perfect game while pitching for the Cleveland Indians’ Triple-A Colombus affiliate on Tuesday night. Germano and Columbus beat Syracuse (the Washington Nationals’ affiliate) 3-0 in a game at Syracuse.
Germano, who has 79 career appearances (including 36 starts) in the big leagues, had been demoted to Triple-A after compiling a 5.68 ERA in nine relief appearances for the Indians.
Tuesday was his 15th appearance and fifth start since joining Columbus. The 28-year-old threw 65 of his 95 pitches for strikes and he struck out seven, including the final batter.
It was just the fifth perfect game in the history of the International League and first for the Columbus franchise.
Here’s a link to the minorleaguebaseball.com article with quotes from Germano