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Crew prospect Hiura crushes 1st Miller Park HR

@AdamMcCalvy
May 22, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- You can cross another item off top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura’s to-do list: His first home run at Miller Park. The 22-year-old took Reds right-hander Luis Castillo deep leading off the second inning of Wednesday’s series finale at Miller Park, an answer to Cincinnati’s five-run outburst against usually

MILWAUKEE -- You can cross another item off top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura’s to-do list:

His first home run at Miller Park.

The 22-year-old took Reds right-hander Luis Castillo deep leading off the second inning of Wednesday’s series finale at Miller Park, an answer to Cincinnati’s five-run outburst against usually stout Brewers starter Zach Davies in the top of the frame. Hiura’s homer sailed into the home bullpen area in left field for his second Major League home run. He hit his first in Sunday’s victory at Atlanta.

Hiura, the 15th ranked prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline, was called up to the Majors last week and received modest ovations before each of his first two home games as fans continue to get to know the team’s 2017 first-round Draft pick.

He tallied a pair of singles in Tuesday’s loss to the Reds before collecting his first extra-base hit at home via Wednesday’s home run.

“I’m not thinking of it as a checklist, like, ‘I’ve got to do this, then this, then this,’” said Hiura on Wednesday morning. “I think it’s more about stringing together quality at-bats. That’s what I really want to do. There have been at-bats I’m happy with, and that’s awesome. But then there are some I feel like I’m throwing away. It’s being consistent with it.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram and like him on Facebook.