Ryder Jones prepared for his first big league game by playing a baseball video game
After hammering 10 home runs and posting a .533 slugging percentage, the Giants called up their No. 27 prospect, Ryder Jones, to make his big league debut against the Mets in San Francisco's 5-2 loss on Saturday. And to prepare, he fired up the TV and ... played video games.
Playing with teammate
"Just messing around," Jones told MLB.com's Chris Haft. "I got a knock, maybe a popup. Arroyo was manning deGrom. He threw me some good pitches."
If Tony Gwynn was called Captain Video for his endless work in the video room, then I suppose the Giants rookie should be called Captain Video Game.
Unfortunately for Jones, virtual reality didn't predict his big league debut. Jones went 0-for-4 in the game, grounding out in his first big league at-bat.