As you probably already know by now, Josh Hamilton got his first start on Tuesday, and he responded by hitting his first homer…which was also his first major league hit.

He then proceeded to draw a walk later in a very, very good at-bat. As DevilsAdvocate said in the game thread:

How does a guy not play baseball for three years, come back and get a golden major-league opportunity handed to him due to the vagaries of rule 5, get into a major-league uniform for the first time, and be this selective at the plate? It’s un-natural.


UPDATE: According to John Fay, Josh Hamilton’s homer was his first since June 29, 2002 for Single-A Bakersfield at San Jose.