Poncedelon finished the evening with a 116 pitches and no-hitter through seven innings before being pulled. Three strikeouts to go along with it makes for a near-perfect MLB debut.
This start for Poncedeleon comes 14 months after a traumatic brain injury during a minor league game. He was struck by a line drive and required emergency surgery due to a fracture and bleeding in the brain.
Poncedeleon had to endure many months of rehab to reach this point. The Cardinals would lose his debut game 2-1 and move to 50-50 on the season.