A.J. Reed made a good first impression in his major league debut on Saturday against the Kanas City Royals. Reed manned the designated hitter spot for the Houston Astros. He collected an RBI, two walks, and scored twice in the Astros 13-5 victory.
Reed's first at-bat in the second inning. opened with a strike from Chris Young but followed with four straight balls. Reed would score on Luis Valbuena double. His second at-bat ended the second inning with a hard line out to right field.
Reed lifted a pitch in the fourth inning that was deep enough to left to score Jose Altuve. Frankly, Reed will be worth his weight in gold if he continues to show this skill in his rookie season. The Astros haven't been consistently showing plate disciple with runners in scoring position. A sacrifice fly always helps with a runner on third.
Reed finished the game with another hard lineout and walk that led to his second run scored. Not bad Mr. Reed, not bat at all.