Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Hughes Homers in First AB
Luke Hughes came to the plate in the top of the 2nd inning with a runner on 2B and two outs. However, on a 2-1 pitch (that was a ball), Delmon Young was caught trying to steal 3B. Why he went? Who knows. So, Hughes came to the plate to start the top of the 3rd frame, and he made the most of it. Luke Hughes hit an opposite field home run in his first Major league at bat. The pitcher? Max Scherzer.
There is quite a bit of history to that. The last to do it was OF Andre David in 1984. A few years earlier, Gary Gaetti accomplished the same feat. David never hit another homer. Gaetti hit a bunch. Luke Hughes likely will be somewhere in between. And for tonight, who cares? Can you even imagine the feelings going through his head? Can you imagine how exciting things were at 7:45 a.m. in Perth, Australia, Hughes home town, when the ball left the field? What a moment! Congratulations to Luke Hughes. Leave your comments here.