SAN FRANCISCO – Christian Arroyo’s San Francisco Giants baptism has been one by fire.
Thrown into a reeling Giants lineup that was coming off their first sweep at the hands of the Rockies in Colorado since May 24-26, 2002, Arroyo looked the part of a major leaguer Monday night in his debut.
Arroyo went 0-for-4, but the rookie moved over Brandon Crawford in his first at bat (Crawford eventually scored) and looked solid in the field, even executing a beautiful barehanded scoop-and-throw to first off a ball that ricocheted off of Matt Cain’s leg.
Tuesday, Arroyo faced Clayton Kershaw for the first time in his career. And also recored his first major league hit. You can check it out via NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic below:
Christian Arroyo's family got here in time to see his first big league hit: pic.twitter.com/HivZ4Y45HE
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) April 26, 2017
You can see Arroyo’s family celebrating in the stands following the hit. Arroyo told media on Monday that the Giants flew out his family for Tuesday’s game.
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