Found September 19, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:

Cincinnati Reds minor league base stealing legend Billy Hamilton got his first major league start, a spot CF duty in Houston, and rewarded manager Dusty Baker with his first major league hit.  The 22-year-old switch hitter is best known to date for his 155 stolen bases in the minor leagues in 2012 and hopes to utilize his speed to aid this likely post-season bound Reds ball club.  It was his legs that led to the Astros undoing overall, with four stolen bases on the night, including one in the 13th the led to the go-ahead run of what turned out to be a 6-5 Reds win in 13 innings.  Watch all four steals (courtesy Hamilton collected three hits on the night and is up to 9 SB in only eight games played.  If I were Dusty Baker, I might mix him in a little bit more, if things like scoring runs and winning games were important! Related stories: Is Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton the secret weapon to win the NL Central? - David Whitlock Be sure to like our Facebook Page Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow @lhd_on_sports - Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball - Sports-Kings Follow @realsportskings The post WATCH: Cincinnati Reds Billy Hamilton gets first major league hit, steals four bases appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.


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