After a dugout hug from cousin Nolan Arenado, Josh Fuentes ripped a pinch-hit single in his first MLB at-bat
There was a special moment in the Rockies' dugout before Saturday night's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers at Coors Field. Prospect
What makes this a special circumstance is that Fuentes, 26, happens to be the cousin of
#Rockies Nolan Arenado hugs his cousin Josh Fuentes in the Coors Field dugout for the first time. Fuentes got called up from Triple-A today & arrived in Denver moments ago. pic.twitter.com/TtYCoPc6PP— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) April 7, 2019
In the eighth inning, Fuentes was called upon to make his first plate appearance in the Majors. And he made it count, stepping up to the plate against Los Angeles' Yimi Garcia and ripping a 1-2 offering into left field for a clean single.
Welcome to The Show, Josh Fuentes!— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 7, 2019
First @MLB hit in his first #MLB at-bat -- a pinch-hit single for the @Rockies' No. 11 prospect. A moment he'll never forget.
Here's Fuentes' scouting report on the #Rockies Top 30 Prospects list: https://t.co/lhCDhtF1hs pic.twitter.com/Q6LiCyVCIE
You have to love these types of moments, when the bond between family and the game come together so strongly. And special shout-out to the Rockies fans in attendance, who clearly knew what was happening and cheered Fuentes on accordingly.
Definitely a moment Fuentes will never forget.