While I expected Junior Lake to be called up this season I did not expect him to be called up as soon as he was, but he did an excellent job last night. He doubled in his first MLB at bat and finished the night going 3 for 4 and even stole third base. He was aggressive at the plate and on the base paths. A breath of fresh air for this team!
I know Lake is not going to be an everyday player at this point. Heck, he may get sent back to Iowa once David DeJesus returns which looks to be any day now. But watching him play last night was refreshing. He looked excited to be playing the game and was playing hard. I was worried when he collided with the wall chasing after Dexter Fowler’s homerun in the 4th inning. He was running full steam and never gave up on the ball even though I believe his lack of experience in CF was a contributing factor. Thankfully, he was not injured and finished the night with a solid performance.