For the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sundays win over the Boston Red Sox was big because it was the first time in what felt like forever where they gained ground on the San Francisco Giants. Now, the Dodgers sit just one game back from their NL West rival.

It was an eventful weekend with Adrian Gonzalez hitting his 300th home run on Sunday. However, there was a fun side plot going on throughout the game as well. On Sunday, the 27-year-old outfielder Rob Segedin made his major league debut and looked like he very much belonged.

Coming up to the plate with the bases loaded two times, Segedin made sure to leave his impact on the game. His first major league hit was a double off the wall and missed being a grand slam by just a few feet. Segedin hammered the pitch from David Price and added a nice little bat flip to boot.

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Not only did he make put on a show, he also made Dodgers history.

The Dodgers would go on to win 8-5, with Segedin’s four RBI’s serving as the difference maker in the game. Quite a way to start your major league career after spending 6 seasons in the minors. Segedin’s teammates were quick to congratulate him on twitter after his amazing performance.

With what feels like our entire roster being hurt, it’s great to see someone who has largely flown under the radar for the entirety of his career like Segedin come up and make an immediate impact. I’m sure that if Segedin continues to play like this, he’ll be up in the bigs for the stretch run towards the playoffs.

After taking two of three from the Red Sox, the Dodgers open up a three game series with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday with Julio Urias taking the mound.

He will be going up against Zach Elfin and first pitch is set for 7:10 PM PST at the ravine. The Giants are playing the Miami Marlins in Miami, so if things work out, by the end of the day, the Dodgers could be tied for first place, back where we belong.

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