After hitting a home run on the first swing of his Major Leaguer career last summer, former Humboldt Crabs player James Outman was at it again on Thursday.
Outman, who played one summer with the local club in 2016, crushed a two-run home run in the sixth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ season opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The former Crabs player, who just recently found out he had made the team this year, added a single and a walk and scored two runs in an 8-2 victory..
“I don’t think any moment is going to be too big for him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said in a story tilted James Outman sees his ‘dream come true’ during a rocking start for Dodgers in today’s Los Angeles Times. “It’s sort of his heartbeat, the head. He’s just got a good, calm demeanor. There’s a quiet confidence there. So him hitting a homer tonight wasn’t surprising.”
The left-hitting Outman hit .283 in 23 spring games including three home runs.