Yet another young prospect made his MLB debut last night with the Cleveland Guardians.
Outfielder Will Benson was called up to the big leagues on Monday and was put in right field late in the game.
He had his first Major League at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning and had a chance to win the game for Cleveland.
Unfortunately, he was retired and missed his chance, but he scored the game winning run on Amed Rosario‘s walk-off hit in the bottom of the 11th.
After the game was over, Bally Sports Cleveland caught some footage of him celebrating his debut with his family in attendance.
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Benson’s Memorable Debut
Benson may not have come through for the Guardians when he was at the plate, but he still had the chance to step on a big-league field for the first time in his life, and his family was there and got to see him score the winning run.
It had to have been disappointing for him to not come through in the 10th, but getting to score the winning run in your Major League debut is a pretty good feeling, especially with family there to see him.
That’s a memory he won’t forget for the rest of his life.
He was the extra inning runner for the Guardians in the bottom half of the 11th, starting on second base thanks to the rule that was put in place before the start of the 2020 season.
That allowed him to experience a moment he’ll remember for as long as he lives.
He may not have come through at the plate, but to be able to score the winning run with your family at the game isn’t too shabby.