Eibner makes ML debut

Brett Eibner had to wait a day due to a rain out, but the 27 year old made his Major League debut on Friday night against Chicago at Kauffman Stadium.

Brett Eibner

Outfielder Brett Eibner during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

The Gold Glove caliber outfielder was the DH, batting eighth. Though he struck out in his first two at-bats against White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez, Eibner got the better of him in the seventh.

With one out and the Royals down 5-2, Eibner doubled on down the line in left. That chased Gonzalez from the game. Then the Royals went to work against the White Sox bullpen.

With the bases loaded and still only one out, rookie Whit Merrifield collected his first two big league RBIs with a single to left, scoring both Eibner and Jarrod Dyson. Two batters later, Eric Hosmer (who homered in the sixth) gave the Royals the lead with a two out, two-run single to score Alcides Escobar and Merrifield.

In the eighth, Eibner missed the sign to NOT bunt and laid down a sac bunt to put runners at second and third base with one out. Dyson followed with a sac fly to give the Royals a 7-5 lead.

Following the game, Eibner received his first Salvy Splash in his first ever big league game.

 

Best of luck to Brett in that he receives many more Salvy Splashes.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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