Baseball’s top prospect Kris Bryant’s first career hit was everything baseball fans thought it would be.
A bloop single.
After working two walks off San Diego Padres starter Tyson Ross, Chicago Cubs third baseman Bryant reached out for a bloop single that drove in a run and tied the game 2-2 in the fifth inning.
Bloop single, and @KrisBryant_23 has his first career hit. Take a breath, kid.
— Today's Knuckleball (@myknuckleballs) April 18, 2015
Bryant, known for his enormous power, advanced to second on a throw to third base, where that runner was also safe.
Here is the hit:
The first hit came a day after an underwhelming debut. Bryant struck out three times in an 0-4 day.
On the first play of Saturday’s game, Bryant booted a ground ball and was charged with an error. That’s a distant memory now that the first hit is on the board.