One player in Marlins’ history logged three hits in the first three at-bats of his major league debut. Manager Mike Redmond owned that distinction.
As of Tuesday, he shares it.
Christian Yelich in his major league debut went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Marlins past the Rockies 4-2 at Coors Field. Batting second and playing left, Yelich singled in each of his first three turns and drove in two of the club’s first three runs in support of Jose Fernandez, who also benefited from a Giancarlo Stanton solo homer.
“I actually got a little bit nervous there because I was 3-for-3 with a home run in my major league debut,” Redmond said. “When he got that third hit I was like, ‘Man, there’s no way this guy can top me.’ I thought about maybe taking him out of the game.
“No, it was a great day. He had a great a game and great at-bats, and I’m happy for him and his family for a dream come true.”