Phillies: Top prospect Alec Bohm doubles in first MLB at-bat
By Matthew C
Alec Bohm showed the Phillies that he was worthy of getting the call up to the major leagues in his debut on Thursday against the Orioles.
Despite the Philadelphia Phillies recently being swept in a three-game set against the Baltimore Orioles at Citizens Bank Park, Alec Bohm didn’t disappoint in his Major League debut in Thursday’s series finale against the American League East opponent.
Bohm finished his debut going 1-for-4. The 24-year-old Nebraska native collected his first major league hit — a double down the left field line in his first at-bat in the big leagues.
Bohm’s mother, father, and his girlfriend were able to watch his debut from a distance, and had quite the reaction when he collected his first hit that turned out to be a double. Their reaction was all captured on Zoom, which NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark shared on Twitter.
In case you missed his first major-league hit, NBC Sports Philadelphia posted the clip which can be viewed below.
Aside from Bohm collecting his first big-league hit, and only hit in the game, he made a pretty good jumping catch while playing third base for the Phillies — who failed to avoid being swept by the Orioles.
With Adam Haseley hitting the injured list with a wrist injury and Scott Kingery switching to a utility role, it was made pretty clear that Bohm will see significant time and often be in the starting lineup for the Phillies.
The future is looking bright for this young rookie; it will be interesting to watch him play on an everyday basis and see what the future holds for him inside the organization.
The Phillies went on to lose to the Orioles with an 11-4 final score. One good thing to come out of the game was that J.T. Realmuto hit two home runs, raising his season total to seven.