Colorado Rockies: Stephen Cardullo Hits First Career Home Run
Recent call-up utility outfielder Stephen Cardullo had his second career hit today for the Colorado Rockies – his first ever major league home run.
Stephen Cardullo hit his homer in the seventh-inning in the Colorado Rockies 7-0 shutout in Game 1 of today’s split doubleheader versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Here is his homer, per BSN Rockies twitter feed:
And from ESPN Stats and Information:
Prior to his home run today, Cardullo had one career hit in five at-bats (.200 average).
Cardullo came in the game to pinch hit for pitcher Chris Rusin and his homer came off Dodgers pitcher Casey Fien.
Today is Cardullo’s 29th birthday – not a bad birthday present to himself!
Cardullo was drafted in the 24th-round of the 2010 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. After spending two seasons in their minor league system, Cardullo was not re-signed and he spent the next four season playing in various independent leagues, including in Canada.
Last January, the Rockies signed him and after a solid spring training campaign assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
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For the Isotopes, he hit .308 in 115 games with 17 HRs, 72 RBIs, 26 doubles, a OBP of .367 and an OPS of .889.
Congrats to Cardullo for hitting his first career home run today for the Rockies. This will be a day he will always remember.
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All statistics, records and accolades courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and MiLB.com unless otherwise indicated.