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