Hughes Homers in 1st At Bat

28 Apr

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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.


5 Responses to “Hughes Homers in 1st At Bat”

  1. Rick Germain April 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    We were jumping up and down and yelling here in our living room in Rochester NY. Not sure if they heard us in Perth but we were pretty excited for Luke. Looked like he is having the time of his life.

    • Tim Schumacher April 28, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

      Rick, we couldn’t hear you yelling in Rochester because we were yelling down here in Perth. Congrats to Seth for figuring the time difference correctly. I was waiting for the last possible moment to leave for work. Waited a little longer when he got the second chance at bat. Glad I waited. Forget the loss and put the spotlight on Luke for a day. He’ll probably be back in Rochester soon, but what a thrill for the moment.

  2. Rick April 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    Baker was all over the place. The bullpen was awful other then the rookie. Jesse Crain is back to throwing the ball very straight over the middle and getting rocked. I cringe everytime he comes in just like last year. Happy for Hughes, but think he will be another Andre David. One and done. I think Twins reject Brad Thomas gets the win. I remember Tom Kelly had him so nervous he couldn’t throw a strike.
    But the thing that is most frustrating about this game is the dropped ball call on Span that he clearly caught. I don’t understand how incompetent umpires keep their job. They should be subject to demotion to AAA, just like a ballplayer. This guy couldn’t call balls and strikes last night and now this bonehead call. And where is the crew chief? He should of over ruled that call.

  3. jimbo92107 April 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    First, congratulations to Luke Hughes. Bang! Over the fence, nice, tight swing! He’ll be grinning all night.

    Second, Span’s screw-over by the umpires stank of retribution from last night’s game, but it did give Span a chance to see Gardy doing his job: getting ejected so his players don’t have to.

    Third, Scott Baker still isn’t getting on top of the ball and finishing his follow through, which is why the ball is traveling too flat. We see the result.

  4. limewire April 30, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    wow fun story man.

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