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WATCH: Austin Wynns Smack First Career MLB Home Run

June 08, 2018 - 10:45 am
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By Joe Schiller

It’s been a special week for Austin Wynns. The newly promoted catcher made his MLB debut for the Baltimore Orioles this week and recorded his first major league hit against the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

With his family in attendance at Citi Field, the 27-year old earned waves and kisses from his mother in an unforgettable moment but what happened two days later might just top that.

In a tie ballgame against the Blue Jays, Wynns stepped up to the plate in the seventh inning and broke the deadlock with a solo shot to left field off of Tyler Clippard.

Wynn’s 345-foot homer put the Orioles ahead and he trotted around the bases for the first time at the major league level. Recording your first hit is special but knocking one out of the park is just that much better.

The 2018 season hasn’t turned out the way the Orioles were expecting and they’ve experimented with a number of different options at the catcher position. Wynns is the latest to replace Caleb Joseph and Chance Sisco and is already showing off a consistent bat in limited appearances.

If Wynns can continue this production, he’ll certainly begin to see more at-bats in the starting lineup this season.

The Orioles lost 5-4 in 10 innings but Wynns has two souvenirs he’ll never forget.