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Travis Jankowski is kicking butt in his Major League debut

It's been a very memorable night for rookie outfielder Travis Jankowski.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Jankowski was called up by the Padres and made his Major League debut tonight. Padres manager Pat Murphy put him in the starting lineup, batting 9th for some reason.

It was really exciting because Jankowski's family was able to travel all the way from Pennsylvania to watch him. Fox Sports San Diego reporter Kris Budden interviewed Mr. and Mrs. Jankowski during the game and, naturally, they could not have been more happy or proud to be watching their son play at the big league level.

Jankowski's first at-bat came up in the 3rd inning of the game. John Lackey is a pretty intimidating pitcher for anyone to face, but especially for a guy who has never appeared in a Major League game before. But he ended up being no problem for Jankowski, who promptly singled to center field on just the second pitch of his at-bat!

According to @FriarFigures, Jankowski became the 32nd player in Padres history to get a hit in his first Major League plate appearance. FriarFigures would add on more Jankowski stats as the night went on. Because the rookie was by no means done.

In his second plate appearance (of the night, and of his career), Jankowski wasted even less time than before. He singled to center again on the first pitch of the AB, and he got his first career RBI to give the Padres a 2-1 lead over the Cardinals. He would later come home (his first major league run!) on a Yangervis Solarte home run.

So if you've lost track, that's Jankowski's first career hit, RBI, and run scored all collected in his first two plate appearances in the Big Leagues. He hit another ball hard in his third PA, but Cards left fielder Stephen Piscotty dove and caught it to rob him of a 3-for-3 night. Maybe his mistake was waiting for the fourth pitch of the at-bat that time.