Kyle Farmer probably didn’t expect to be a hero any time soon when he was called up from Triple-A on Friday.
The 26-year-old catcher was recalled after reliever Grant Dayton went on the disabled list. It was a minor move, but Farmer wasted no time making a major impact.
Sunday night in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Giants, Farmer finally got his opportunity. L.A. was down 2-1 with one out and runners on first and second as Farmer stepped up to the plate for his first career MLB at-bat.
Then, this happened:
Kyle Farmer in his first major league at bat – does this for the Dodgers against the Giants. Down 2-1 in the 11th. pic.twitter.com/mfRNf5t9qJ
— Ron Futrell (@RonFutrell) July 31, 2017
What a moment for Farmer, and what a season it’s been for the Dodgers. L.A. is now 74-31 (!) on the year and they’re showing no signs whatsoever of slowing down.