Tony Kemp has always stuck out as an Astros prospect, doing anything asked and hustling throughout. Kemp got his first taste of Major League action on Tuesday as a pitch runner. He made the most of his first major league start on Wednesday.
Kemp entered the game as the Astros left fielder, batting in the No. 9 hole. Kemp smacked the first pitch he saw from the White Sox starter Mat Latos down the left-field line for a double -- putting two runners in scoring position.
Kemp finished the night, going 2-for-3 with a walk. Fellow rookie Colin Moran went 0-for-3 with a walk in his debut.
For his efforts, Kemp is in the starting lineup for the second straight night. He'll have a much tougher test on the mound. Chris Sale starts on the mound for the White Sox on Thursday. Sale is 8-0 with a 1.67 ERA in eight starts this season.