Just two days, 25-year-old James Outman received the call that he would be getting the call up to the big club and joining the active roster with the Dodgers. On Sunday, the starting right fielder homered in his first at-bat in his major league debut against the Colorado Rockies in the third inning.
His 2-run shot to right-center field set the tone for what fans can only hope to expect from Outman who was selected in the 7th round of the 2018 Draft.
Fans took to social media to share their excitement for the rookie’s major league debut:
Congratulations to James Outman! Welcome to the big leagues. I hope he got that ball back.
— Mike Morales (@mkmora67) July 31, 2022
Watching James Outman homer in his first MLB AB gives me the absolute chills. What an awesome moment. #AlwaysLA
— Andrew R (@agr_dodgers22) July 31, 2022
Made me cry too!
— Natasha Guest (@sflasportsfan) July 31, 2022
That’s movie script stuff after what that kid has done to make the show.
— Robert Pardue (@RobertPardue12) July 31, 2022
Imagine getting called up and hitting a 2-run shot in your first plate appearance. K the second time up, no problem. Rock a 110mph single the third AB, moved to 3rd by Mookie Betts and driven home by Freddie Freeman.
— Scoots McGoots (@Scott_Novak) July 31, 2022
After his homer in the third inning, Outman knocked in his second major league hit with a single up the right field which allowed him to score for the second time today. He then collected his third hit in the major leagues and brought in Gavin Lux on a double in the top of the eighth.
After four at bats, the rookie’s major league debut includes 3 hits, 2 runs scored, 1 homer, and 3 RBI. Welcome to the Show James Outman.
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