DENVER – Colorado Rockies catcher Brian Serven tore the first field in his first major league on Wednesday, straight in the direction of his family, who were sitting behind the stove at Course Field.
“It’s pretty funny that she got the first ball I fouled in the major leagues,” Serven said. “But in history I don’t know if I believe it.”
No, in fact, his mom didn’t catch the ball. He landed in the area where they were sitting, and a fan nearby scooped up the ball instead of the Servens family.
The fan then passed the ball to Serven’s parents, Laurie and Jim. A liaison officer in the Rockies gave fans an autographed ball to Brendan Rogers to complete the deal.
“It’s pretty cool,” Serven said.
The Rocky Rookie rookie took second place and got 0 to 2 in his debut before suffering a blow in the eighth when the Rocky Mountains defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-3. The 27-year-old California native was selected in the fifth round. from Arizona in 2016.
“Today, when I was catching Freeland at the bullpen (starter Rocky, Kyle), I thought,‘ This is real. I’m going to play in the Grand League match. ”
And now his parents have a wonderful souvenir.
“Congratulations on your debut. He did a great job, ”Freeland said. “I am very glad that he is behind the dish. I threw it at a spring workout. I threw him into Triple-A when undergoing rehab last year. He’s one of those guys who wants to learn. So I am very happy that he is back today. ”
More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed without permission.