All eyes were on Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig on Tuesday night as the Cuban slugger belted the first two home runs of his young Major League career. Just like that, Puig has already matched Matt Kemp‘s home run total at Dodger Stadium.
With the successes of Puig and his fellow Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes in Oakland, many have wondered if Henry Urrutia could see similar success at the big league level. The Orioles prospect remains at Double-A Bowie and on Tuesday he hit two homers of his own in a 4-for-4 day at the dish.
Urrutia led the Baysox to victory by tying the game in the fifth, setting up Bowie for the go-ahead run over Harrisburg in the ninth. He drove in five hitting in the three hole.
Hammerin’ Hank, as Buck Showalter called him during Spring Training, is now hitting .353/.419/.554 in 36 games in the Eastern League. The Orioles don’t appear to be in any hurry to rush the 26 year old and seem content watching him rake at the Double-A level.
It’s not as though they’re hurting for offensive production at the Major League level.
At 6’5″, 200 pounds, Urrutia is more of a slender build compared to Puig or Cespedes. So far his bat has shown some incredible potential. He’ll be a fun guy to watch the rest of the way.