Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Prospectus: Last night's game at the Great American Ballpark was memorable because the Reds' 9-6 win over Pittsburgh featured the debut of Jay Bruce, the Baseball Prospectus 2008 No. 1 prospect. Bruce started in center field and had a spectacular first game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two walks, two runs, and two RBI. Bruce became just the fourth batter since 1956 to reach base safely in all five of his plate appearances in his major league debut. The others were Kazuo Matsui with the Mets in 2004, Ted Cox with the Red Sox in 1977, and John Paciorek with the Colt .45's in 1963.
Also, since 1950, Bruce was only the 2nd player in team history to go 3-3 in his major league debut. Willie Greene was the other.