After what will go down as one of the best major league debut performances in Dodgers and even MLB history, James Outman continues the shine a month later.
The kid is STILL making history!
Oh my goodness.
James Outman just hit a walk-off three-run homer to complete OKC's first cycle since 2011!
He goes 5-for-5 with a homer, two triples, a double and 6 RBI.
His second 6 RBI game in 3 days!
— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) August 27, 2022
Notably, all six of his RBIs either gave Oklahoma City the lead or tied the game.
When Outman stepped up to the plate for the final frame of the game, he was just simply trying to win a ball game. But instead, he secured two “firsts” in his professional career: a walk-off homer and a completed cycle. He had this to say after the game (quotes via Stephanie Sheehan):
“I had chills running around the bases. Seeing the whole team standing there, getting doused with the whole bucket of freezing water, it’s really fun. There are a lot of emotions going through your head, and it’s just really fun celebrating with the team. I think the key is to cherish these moments. They come around once in a blue moon. When we can cherish those moments, we’ll be in a good spot.”
After the 7-3 win over El Paso , Outman said with a laugh, “Yeah, the cycle is cool, I’d love to do it in the big leagues someday.”
The 25-year-old outfielder completed the feat the same night the Dodgers were fighting for the win over in Miami. Some LA fans say Betts better watch his back as Outman just continues to get better. But the six-time All-Star still put together one hell of a performance on Friday night to ensure a 10-6 win up in the big leagues.
Although he was sent back to the minor leagues after just six games with the LA team, the Dodgers No. 13 prospect did in fact put up a fight. He secured a homer for his first career major league at-bat, 6 runs, 6 hits, and 3 RBI in his 13 plate appearances.
Who knows, as long as he keeps this thing going, James Outman could give Mookie Betts or even Cody Bellinger a run for their money in the future.
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