MLB: Brewers rookie connects his first hit in GL while his mom and wife keep the box score

Welcome to Major League Garrett Mitchell! After being summoned last Saturday, the No. 5 prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers he made his first GL start in center field on Sunday. And the rookie wasted no time making an impact. Mitchell’s two-run single for his first MLB hit sparked the Brewers’ 9-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs at American Family Field.

Stepping home with runners on second and third with one out in the fourth inning, the rookie settled in to a loud roar from the home crowd. With Milwaukee trailing by one run, Mitchell was looking to do some damage. He watched a ball, then watched a called strike. Mitchell then lit a cutter and singled at 101 mph up the middle for his first hit, generating two runs and giving the Brewers the lead:

Mitchell’s mother, Shannon Van Dyke and his wife, Haley Cruse, they couldn’t have been happier to see him repping the Brewers on his chest. When they saw his first hit in the middle, they couldn’t contain his excitement.

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Van Dyke has seen his son play at every level, so he made sure Sunday to continue a tradition he’s carried over the years: Keep score on a Box Score.

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Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, the LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signing important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Brewers rookie connects his first hit in GL while his mom and wife keep the box score