Out-pitching Justin Verlander, striking out nine batters is a pretty impressive debut in the postseason for rookie Sonny Gray. Because he is a rookie, this is likely most baseball fans’ exposure to Gray.
With his impressive performance throughout the evening, people went to Twitter to ask about the rookie. They would know his name after the game.
Sonny Gray is pitching for the A's who is that?—
Juke Chuplain (@thereallaxbro19) October 06, 2013
Everyone in Detroit simultaneous googling "who the fuck is sonny gray"—
Bill Hanstock (@sundownmotel) October 06, 2013
Who is Sonny Gray and why is everyone in Oakland obsessed with him?—
Jack Gore (@_jgore) October 06, 2013
And then there’s the Matt Damon comparisons.
Sonny Gray looks like the love child of Matt Damon and Ryan Phillippe, covered in a patina of silly putty.—
Giancarlo Baumann (@MJ_Baumann) October 06, 2013