SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants prospect Heliot Ramos had hoped 2022 would be the year he finally reached the Majors, though he didn’t expect to receive the long-awaited call only three days into the regular season.
It didn’t take long for the 22-year-old outfielder to show he belonged. Ramos started in left field and went 2-for-3 in his Major League debut to help the Giants clinch a series victory with a 3-2 win over the Marlins at Oracle Park.
“It’s the happiest day of my life,” Ramos said. “I’ve been waiting for this.”
Ramos, who batted sixth against Marlins left-hander Trevor Rogers, collected his first career hit in the second inning, when he smashed a single up the middle that deflected off the glove of second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr.
Ramos then flashed his speed, scoring easily from first on Mauricio Dubón’s double down the left-field line to tie the game at 1-1.