~ EVERYTHING IS AWESOME ~
It didn’t take long for Kyle Lewis to make an impact in his first MLB game. In just his second at-bat of the night, coming in the bottom of the fifth inning in a 1-0 deficit, Lewis launched a 2-0, 93 mile-per-hour fastball from a struggling Trevor Bauer to the back of the Mariners’ bullpen.
Not only was it Lewis’ first career home run but also his first hit, getting out of the ballpark at a 34-degree launch angle off an exit velo of 106.2. There are no other words I can think of to describe the moment other than ‘magical,’ as the ball beautifully arched across the Seattle night sky like a rainbow.
While recent promotions of several solid Mariners prospects have been exciting, there hasn’t been a call-up with as much buzz and anticipation as Lewis’. This has been a long time coming and it certainly set Twitter ablaze from fans, team staff, and media alike:
He even got some props from a freshly inducted Hall of Famer:
And while most revelled in the excitement of Lewis’ bomb, others took to the time to recognize the journey the 24-year-old has had to go on to get to this point:
Of course, some of us had to get our digs in against a certain baseball ‘insider’ (generous term) who doesn’t believe the Mariners have a plan for the future:
Lewis is currently 1-for-3 with the dinger, a hard-hit groundout to third base, and a strikeout. As of writing this, he’s in line for one more at-bat in the bottom of the ninth with the Mariners down 3-2 to the Reds.
So maybe, just maybe, there will be even more talk—and Tweet—about before the night is over. Buckle up… well, nevermind… Kyle Seager seems to have just put that to rest. See ya.