A's Skye Bolt Cracks Joke After Mistaking First Career Hit for Home Run

After getting called up Friday, A's top prospect Skye Bolt went 0-for-2 in his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. 

Saturday was a little different, though.

Pinch-hitting for Liam Hendricks in the seventh inning, Bolt stepped to the plate with the A's leading 4-3. He did his best to help get an insurance run. 

After fouling off two pitches to stay alive, Bolt laced a 2-2 curveball toward the right-field seats. The 25-year-old thought the ball was ticketed for the seats and slowed to a job. The ball, however, didn't reach the seats. Instead, it banged off the wall, causing Bolt to kick it into high gear to get into second with a double. 

The A's top prospect found some humor in the moment after the game, despite the A's falling, 6-4.

"I guess I have to do my homework more on visiting parks," Bolt said, via The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser.

Bolt now is 1-for-3 since being called up and will likely get more opportunities in the coming days.

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But we're sure Bob Melvin talked to the rookie about running hard out of the box. After he congratulated him, that is.

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