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Pendleton impresses in Yankees debut

Reliever pitches three perfect innings to cap surreal day that started in Triple-A

Updated: April 16, 2011, 3:34 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- At 3:10 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Lance Pendleton got the call every guy who toils in the minor leagues for several years dreams of: he was heading to "The Show."

About six hours later -- after picking up his wife and son, dropping off his dog, making the two-hour drive from Scranton to the Bronx and arriving just 45 minutes before the game -- Pendleton found himself on the mound, making his major league debut out of the bullpen for the New York Yankees.

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