Olivia Dunne reveals how she and boyfriend Paul Skenes found out about Pirates call up

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Olivia Dunne was implicit the satellite for her boyfriend, Paul Skenes, arsenic the apical imaginable successful the Pittsburgh Pirates enactment was called up to the large leagues aft little than a twelvemonth successful the minors.

Skenes got the telephone connected Wednesday arsenic helium dominated astatine Triple-A Indianapolis successful his archetypal fewer starts. The Pirates selected Skenes with the No. 1 prime successful the MLB Draft past year.

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Olivia Dunne and Paul Skenes

Olivia Dunne and Paul Skenes are successful a relationship. (Getty Images)

Dunne and Skenes revealed their mates presumption precocious past year, and the LSU gymnast has been teasing successful caller days that the pitcher would get called up. She posted a video connected TikTok astir however they recovered retired helium was getting the telephone to the large league mound.

"POV: you some aftermath up from a nap and find retired he’s successful the MLB," she screen-capped her clip.

"… present we go," she added connected her Instagram Stories.

He did marque that commencement against the Buffalo Bisons connected Monday, but it did not spell according to plan. Skenes gave up his archetypal location tally of the twelvemonth to Will Robertson, though helium ended up striking retired 4 batters and being pulled aft 66 pitches. 

Still, the Pirates similar what they see. 

Olivia Dunne astatine  the NCAA championships

Olivia Dunne of the LSU Tigers looks connected earlier a conscionable against the Florida Gators astatine the Stephen C. O'Connell Center connected Feb. 23, 2024 successful Gainesville, Florida. (James Gilbert/Getty Images)

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"He’s been checking conscionable astir each container since the play started and responding incredibly well," Pirates GM Ben Cherington told Audacy’s 93.7 "The Fan" connected Sunday. 

Skenes has been mowing down the competition astatine Triple-A and owned a 0.99 ERA implicit his archetypal 7 starts contempt Monday's hiccup. 

Skenes has fixed up conscionable 17 hits implicit 27.1 innings with 3 earned runs allowed. He has besides struck retired 45 batters portion walking eight. 

Not lone is Skenes the Pirates' apical prospect, but MLB.com has him ranked the No. 3 imaginable successful each shot aft helium finished with a 13-2 grounds during LSU's College World Series tally successful 2023. He was a shoo-in to beryllium drafted archetypal wide by the Pirates, and they gave him a grounds $9.2 cardinal signing bonus erstwhile helium inked his archetypal contract.

Paul Skenes outpouring  training

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes, #30, warms up earlier the 4th inning of the outpouring grooming crippled against the Tampa Bay Rays astatine CoolToday Park successful North Port, Florida, connected March 3, 2024. (Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports)

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So, it volition not conscionable beryllium Pirates fans looking retired for May 11 astatine PNC Park successful Pittsburgh. All of shot volition beryllium watching to spot however Skenes performs connected the biggest signifier successful the sport. 

Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

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