(CBS) These Cubs kids sure have a way of impressing as soon as they get to the big leagues.
Back in July, Arismendy Alcantara had four hits in his second MLB game. In early August, Javier Baez hit a game-winning homer in extra innings in his debut.
And on Wednesday night, Jorge Soler continued the trend. In his first MLB at-bat, the 22-year-old Soler hit a solo homer to center field in Chicago’s 7-5 loss at Cincinnati. Soler finished the night 2-for-4, adding an RBI single in the eighth inning.
“We’re proud of him and think this is the right time to bring him up here,” Epstein said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “Really, the key to the decision on promoting Soler was that … (originally) he was going to be a September call-up for us … mainly because he needs the (added) at-bats. He missed significant time with the hamstring injury and he is someone who needs to play.”
Watch Soler’s homer above. He took a 2-1 fastball down the pipe in the top of the second inning and did what you’d expect a talented youngster with to do with it.