Tuesday, April 4, 2017

History Has Been Made

Yesterday was Opening Day for the San Diego Padres. They got clobbered by the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the most important part of the game was the fact that history was made.

Yup. Luis Torrens has finally made his MLB debut!

I'll be honest, this took me by surprise. I thought Torrens would be hidden on the bench and not make his MLB debut until like the fourth or fifth game of the season. Nope, Torrens made his debut on day one.

Torrens came in as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning and caught two innings. Catching Miguel Diaz, Craig Stammen and Jose Torres.

Torrens also went up against Chris Hatcher in his first ever MLB at-bat. Torrens grounded out so his first MLB hit will have to wait for another day.

But who cares, Torrens has finally stepped on the diamond at the highest level! Wooooooooo!

Torrens apparently became the 360th Venezuelan to make his MLB debut and became the second youngest Venezuelan ever to make his MLB debut (the youngest is Elvis Andrus).

I hope this means we can expect more Torrens cards as time goes on. Also some Torrens merch.

As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).


  1. I was watching when it happened. Definitely thought of you.

  2. I was watching when it happened. Definitely thought of you.

  3. This is great!
    I was hoping there would be a SD vs Seattle match-up and we could see Vogelbach and Torrens in the same game. But alas, it appears Seattle plays the NL East this year and SD faces the NL Central. (Plus, Vogelbach is in AAA... but that's just details.)


    Hey MAtt, your comments show up double on ATBATT too. What's going on with that?

  5. Congratulations! Can't wait to see him break out and steal the job from Hedges. It's been three days, and I'm still waiting to see one of our catchers get a hit. Maybe Torrens will be the one.

    1. Fingers crossed. With Hector Sanchez on the DL he'll be getting a few more atbats.