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TOBTTReds
07-26-2012, 10:02 PM
Surprised this wasn't mentioned:

The former Pirates prospect that was called up today hit a HR on the very first pitch of his first game. So not only was it a HR on his first pitch seen, but the first pitch, in his first big league game. I wonder if anyone else has done this.

They'd have to be leading off for the visiting team. Pretty cool. I think I recall seeing Daniel Nava hit a grand slam on his first MLB pitch two years ago, which was awesome. His next AB he had bases loaded again and took a strike on his 2nd MLB pitch. I wasn't happy, you gotta go up hackin there.

TOBTTReds
07-26-2012, 10:14 PM
I'll talk to my self here...

Kaz Matsui led off his first game with a HR too, in 2004. Don't know if it was the first pitch.


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Starling Marte: HR to lead off first MLB game. last player to do that- Kazuo Matsui, 2004 Mets.

mattfeet
07-26-2012, 10:19 PM
Picked him up for fantasy last night. :)

lidspinner
07-26-2012, 10:37 PM
Didn't will the thrill Clark do the same thing???.

Hollcat
07-26-2012, 10:39 PM
Kouzmanoff hit a grand slam on the first pitch he ever faced

757690
07-26-2012, 10:42 PM
Kouzmanoff hit a grand slam on the first pitch he ever faced

Off of Edinson Volquez, if I remember correctly.

Tornon
07-26-2012, 11:15 PM
Kouzmanoff hit a grand slam on the first pitch he ever faced

Daniel Nava too I believe

Tornon
07-26-2012, 11:18 PM
Mets 1st round pick from a few years back Matt Harvey has 10 strikeouts through 5 innings against Arizona. Quite a night for MLB debuts

reds1869
07-26-2012, 11:18 PM
Picked him up for fantasy last night. :)

As did I. He has the potential to be a fantasy stud.

dougdirt
07-27-2012, 07:34 AM
Just means that he won't be a Hall of Famer. No one who has ever done it has become a HOFer.

TOBTTReds
07-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Mets 1st round pick from a few years back Matt Harvey has 10 strikeouts through 5 innings against Arizona. Quite a night for MLB debuts

Harvey doubled in his first AB too.

RedlegJake
07-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Surprisingly not that rare - been done 13 times since 2000