With the Detroit Tigers trailing the Houston Astros 1-0 in the seventh inning of Sunday's game, rookie Akil Baddoo was scheduled to come to the plate to face LHP Brooks Raley.
Heading into the at-bat, Baddoo had been just 3-for-27 against left-handed pitchers so some wondered if Tigers manager AJ Hinch would call on Eric Haase to pinch-hit.
But instead, Hinch decided to roll with his rookie and Baddoo made him proud by hitting a single to tie the game up.
Check it out.
A swing of the bat from Akil Baddoo and we're all tied up! #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/uG8eXfhJhM
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) June 27, 2021