Earlier this week, the rebuilding Reds called up infielder Tony Renda from their Triple-A affiliate. Renda was one of the four players Cincinnati received from the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman trade.
Renda made his big league debut this past Tuesday night, and in his first MLB at-bat, he was asked to lay down a sacrifice bunt. He did exactly that. Here's the video:
Renda got the bunt down, and since the throw pulled the first baseman off the bag, Renda was safe at first. Matt Adams was charged with an error. Sac bunts that turn into a baserunner are always great.
That all happened Tuesday night. On Friday afternoon, MLB announced a scoring change that turns the Adams error into a base hit for Renda. That means Renda has been retroactively credited with his first MLB hit three days later.
.@TRenda28's sacrifice on Tuesday has been changed to a hit. So, retroactive to 8/2, congrats on your 1st hit, Tony! pic.twitter.com/dfME1phOvS— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 5, 2016
That is ... pretty weird! Do you think Renda has the ball? Probably not, right? No one saves the baseball on an error. Renda pinch-hit Wednesday and Thursday as well, but did not record a hit. He is officially 1 for 3 in his career.
The 25-year-old Renda hit .316/.363/.443 with 27 doubles and 17 steals in 91 games split between Double-A and Triple-A before being called up. Now he has a pretty unique story about his first MLB hit.