PHOENIX -- A.J. Pollock may be a rookie, but told Monday he had tied a franchise record for hits by a rookie on Opening Day the Diamondbacks outfielder came back with the quip of a seasoned veteran.
"That's really cool," Pollock said. "I'm sure my mom will be all over it."
A month ago prepared to open the season with Triple-A Reno, stuck behind a glut of outfielders at the major league level, Pollock instead opened in the big leagues, starting in center field on his first Opening Day in the majors and getting the big hit that propelled the D-backs to a 6-2 win over the Cardinals on Monday night.
"That's a good way to write it up (in) the first game, everyone kind of feeling like they're right on it," Pollock said. "Me personally, I just wanted to go out there and hit a couple balls hard, and I really felt good."
Pollock finished the game 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI. His two-run double off Adam Wainwright in the fourth inning put the D-backs ahead 3-1, and his three hits ti...