Derek Fisher, the former Virginia baseball standout who was drafted by the Astros last summer, played his first game for Houston's High A affiliate, the Lancaster Jethawks, last night. He had a good night. Let's recap:
Fisher, batting second, homered on the first pitch he saw, a solo shot
With the bases loaded, Derek Fisher hits ANOTHER homer, this one a grand slam to extend his team's lead to 6-0.
In his third plate appearance, Fisher again steps to the plate with the bases loaded. This happens:
Believe it or not. Fisher still wasn't done. After striking out in the fifth, he batted again in the seventh, for the third time in the game with the bases loaded. He cleared them again with a double:
The final line for Fisher: 4-6, 3 home runs (2 grand slams), a double, and 12 RBI. That RBI total broke a 61-year old California League record, and just hours after Fisher's call-up. That's a pretty good first impression!