Austin Romine on Saturday afternoon was in Kentucky, in the process of moving there. Sunday night he made his Major League debut, replacing Jesus Montero in the seventh inning in Anaheim, and Monday night came his first Major League start.
Yes, it's been a bit of a whirlwind for the 22-year-old.
"It really hasn’t processed and I kinda don’t want it to because it keeps me going on all that energy," said Romine, who had his first big league hit in the seventh. "But I’m sure it will probably sink in tonight. I’ve been running on adrenaline. It’s been fun.”
Phil Hughes threw to Romine in the spring and did again in two rehab starts in Double-A Trenton before Monday night. Hughes said Romine was "advanced" as a catcher.
"Just for his age," Hughes explained. "Normally it takes guys a while to get accustomed to moving back there and calling games and stuff like that. It seems like since he's come up, he's always been really good back there. It was great. I've had him before in spring training and in Trenton so I knew how good he was and it showed tonight."