Jaylin Davis had been waiting for that one for a long time.
The Giants' rookie outfielder sent the home fans happy Wednesday night at Oracle Park with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Rockies pitcher DJ Johnson. It was Davis' first career home run.
Davis, whom the Giants acquired as part of the Sam Dyson trade with the Twins, had been enjoying a breakout year in the minors in which he found his power stroke. After never hitting more than 16 home runs in a season at any professional level, Davis smashed 35 homers between Double-A and Triple-A this year. He was expected to bring that power to the Giants' lineup after his call-up, but it wasn't until Wednesday's walk-off blast that San Francisco got to see it in game action.
When Davis reached home plate, he was hounded by his teammates, who might just have been elated to avoid another extra-inning marathon after the previous night's game went 16 innings and set an MLB record for combined pitchers used. Then, in a postgame conversation with NBC Sports Bay Area's Amy Gutierrez, Mauricio Dubon caught Davis off-guard with a Powerade shower.
Welcome to the bigs, for real.