The Milwaukee Brewers prospect went hitless in his major league debut, as the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a win over the Padres behind a Ryan Braun home run.
Box Score – Milwaukee Brewers 3, San Diego Padres 2
On his performance, Orlando Arcia had this to say
“I didn’t hit very well, but I was able to play good defense and we were able to get the win. It always feels good to win,” he said.
Arcia is the number one prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system and is ranked 13th overall by MLBPipeline.
It’s easy to assume that nerves played a role in his debut as Arcia made the following comment to reporters before batting practice even got underway:
“A lot of emotion, but at the same time you’ve got to take it like another game and you’ve just got to be able to go out there and play your best,” he said. “It’s a different level, but you’ve got to be able to play hard and give it your best every day.”
Whether or not Arcia continues to struggle is up to him. His numbers in Colorado Springs weren’t as great as some expected them to be. They also weren’t that bad either. Arcia still has time to learn and grow, and the potential to be a top shortstop in the big leagues is still there.
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Ryan Braun gave Arcia plenty of advice on his MLB Debut, per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, and his debut for the Milwaukee Brewers was no doubt a treat for fans of the Cream City Crushers. Braun meanwhile, went 2-for-3 including a solo shot homer in the sixth to give the Milwaukee Brewers the lead.
Tyle Thornburg collected the save as he struck out the Padres’ Derek Norris to shut the door on the game. The Brewers close out the series later today against the Padres as the impressive Junior Guerra takes the mound against Edwin Jackson, starting at 2:40 CT at Petco Park.