George Springer is in the majors now. It didn't take long for him to get his first major league hit. After being robbed by Royals' shortstop Alcides Escobar in his first at-bat, he fought off a pitch for an infield single in his second at-bat. Of course, Tim has the gif for your viewing pleasure -
It may have only gone twenty feet, but look at Springer fly! He wasn't on base paths long, so we didn't have a chance to see Springer try to steal a base. On cue, Jason Castro was up next and drove Springer in with a homerun to left-center. The Astros Analysis account had some stats about the two hits -
Springer's first hit: 68 mph traveling 2 feet. Followed by Castro's 97 mph, 362 ft HR.— Astros Analysis (@AstrosAnalysis) April 17, 2014
Finally, here is the ball from Springer's first hit.
The first major league hit for @gspringer_4. pic.twitter.com/LQ32gfsSCp— Mike Acosta (@AstrosTalk) April 17, 2014