Specs just hit the walkoff and the .gif of the guys jumping around and him pushing his glasses up is on an endless loop in all our minds.
The kid from Chickasha, Oklahoma via Texas Tech whom the Giants drafted in the 12th round in 2011, debuted as a Giant on August 3rd with a clutch pinch-hit single, resulting in Kelby scoring a go-ahead run in the 12th inning on the road, at Turner Field in Atlanta.
That’s how this crazy ride began.
The next day, Kelby proceeded to get RBI hits in his first two at-bats. He was batting 1.000 til late in his second game as a major-leaguer – in which he went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs in support of Madison Bumgarner and the Giants won.
Kelby Tomlinson has since systematically shredded the month of August in his major league debut.
In 55 plate appearances in 20 games this August, Specs is batting a cool .346, has a .519 slugging percentage and an OPS of .901.
Tomlinson has two doubles, two triples and his first home run, a grand slam, gave him his tenth of 11 RBI.
The eleventh? last night’s walk-off game winning single at AT&T.
The August of Kelby Tomlinson has been a thing of great joy, replete with new hashtags and nicknames #ClarkKelby #Specs
and, no matter what happens this season, it has been a thrilling major league debut for this exceptional 25-year old.