Ex-Crabs player shines in MLB debut for the Dodgers

Another former Humboldt Crab is making some noise in the majors.

James Outman, who played for the longtime local club during the summer of 2016, made his Major League debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday and had an immediate impact.

Outman homered on the first swing of his MLB career in a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

The left fielder would finish the game with three hits and three RBIs as the high-flying Dodgers continued to roll.

And the former Crabs standout carried that early momentum into a Monday night showdown against the San Francisco Giants, finishing with two more hits in an 8-2 win.

Through his first two games in the Majors, Outman is  5-for-6 with four runs, three RBIs and a walk.

The Redwood City native played collegiately for Ferndale’s Reggie Christiansen at Sacramento State and played one summer at the Arcata Ball Park.

The Dodgers are 69-33 and lead the NL West by 12 games.

Outman will try to keep his fast start going when the Dodgers play at San Francisco on Tuesday night.

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