The young Tucupita Marcano is taking short but firm steps in the Major Leagues, this Tuesday he hit the first hit of his nascent MLB career.
Marcano singled in the bottom of the seventh inning, pinch-hitting for pitcher Keone Kela. At the plate, the Delta Amacuro slugger caught a pitch from Wandy Peralta that was directed to left field.
The Venezuelan is living a good time, after less than a week ago he graduated from the Majors and became the first native of Venezuela to do the degree in 2021. He is also the 429th Venezuelan in the Major Leagues.
Tucupita José had an outstanding performance in Spring Training hitting with an average above .400.
Now, with the recent injury of the star Fernando Tatis Jr., who will lose considerable time due to a small tear in the labrum, product of a subluxation in the right shoulder. This could be a golden opportunity for the 21-year-old Venezuelan to enter the starting lineup of the Californians.
In the same event of his first hit, Manny Machado tried to "give away" the milestone ball.
The Padres players made several signals to their rivals to get the ball from their prospect's first hit, who received it was Manny Machado and joked about throwing it towards the fans present.