Oct 16, 2017
Orioles outfield prospect Austin Hays didn't have to wait long for his big moment.
In just his second start in the majors (and his seventh game overall), on Sept. 16 at Yankee Stadium, the 22-year old hit a two-run home run to right-center field.
Earlier in the game, Hays singled for his first major league hit, and he also drew a walk.
"It was definitely a weight lifted off my shoulders there, [got] the monkey off my back," Hays said after the 9-3 loss to the Yankees. "Get the first hit and carry it into a couple more good [at-bats] and putting a good swing on a good pitch to hit that last [at-bat]."