After six years in the Minor Leagues, Jason Vosler finally received the opportunity to record hit numero uno. Vosler was recalled from the San Francisco Giants alternate training site yesterday after Donovan Solano was placed on the 10-day IL with a right calf strain. And in front of his girlfriend and parents, Vosler now has a batting average.
Vosler has had success in the minors. In 2019, he hit .291 with 20 homers while in AAA. He had the privilege of playing for two teams before arriving in San Francisco. Feel free to call it the luck of the draw for the young third baseman because, unfortunately for Vosler, his previous ball clubs had third basemen named Kris Bryant and Manny Machado. It is tough to break through with names like those ahead of you.
Welcome to the Show
Vosler received the opportunity to get his first big-league knock yesterday. He entered the game as a pinch hitter but ultimately fell short. Momma and papa Vosler weren’t able to make it to San Francisco in time for his debut. They did, however, make it in time for his second game at the big-league level.
You can’t let mom down, and let mom down he did not. Jason Vosler didn’t start today’s game but entered in the third inning after Wilmer Flores was removed due to injury. In Vosler’s first at-bat, he hit a scorcher out to center-field where Marlins center fielder Adam Duvall made a great play to take away a hit on the warning track.
So, if hitting it hard didn’t work in his first at-bat, Vosler entered his second at-bat of the afternoon with a different approach: Hit it where they aren’t. And a blooper down the right-field line did the trick. Although, in all seriousness, it’s hard to speculate that was his intention when he swung the bat. A hit is a hit, and Jason Vosler got one.
Once on first base, Vosler was the recipient of some simple words of wisdom. Giants first base coach Antoan Richardson put his arm over the shoulder of Vosler and said, “take it in, look around.” One could only imagine the adrenaline Vosler was experiencing at that moment and expressed his gratitude for Richardson, stating that his comments allowed him to really appreciate the moment.
Vosler finished the night 1-3 while also recording his first stolen base in the bigs. The Giants went on to win the game 4-3, taking the series with the Miami Marlins three-games-to-one.
What’s next for Jason Vosler
A long list of injuries to the Giants roster made room for Jason Vosler with the big club. A list that includes Brandon Crawford, Donovan Solano, and Evan Longoria. Both Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores left today’s game with injuries as well. None of the Giants’ injuries appear to be too serious because four of the five injured starters are listed as day-to-day. Once these players heal up, Vosler figures to return to the alternate site. For the time being, however, Vosler has the opportunity to make an impact on Gabe Kapler and the Giants at the big league level.
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