Well, it finally happened. The bullpen cart made its presence known for the first time in the regular season compliments of Astros pitcher Collin McHugh. In the bottom of the sixth during Saturday night's Astros-D-backs game, McHugh replaced Charlie Morton on the mound and we witnessed greatness. According to MLB.com's Jack Magruder, McHugh knew the ballpark cart was there to use and wanted to try it out. "That's what it's there for," McHugh told MLB.com. "Technically Brent Strom was the first one to use it coming back from warmups and back to the dugout. I just followed our fearless leader's lead. They provide it for us, so I figured I would give it a shot."
It happened! The bullpen cart was finally used in a regular season game
MLB.com | May 6