Christian Arroyo Is In The MLB To Stay Because He Has An Awesome Nickname Now

  • Rick Chandler

It takes more to stick in the majors than a home run to bring your team within one run of your bitter rival. It was Christian Arroyo’s first career homer on Wednesday — he had only been called up from Sacramento on Monday.

But his two-run shot for the Giants in the sixth brought them within 3-2 of the Dodgers — important because the Giants went on to win 4-3 in 10, and they had not been hitting much at all before that.

The team has always been strong in the nickname game, and I think they have another winner:

Arroyo, 21, isn’t going anywhere now. The Giants Twitter account has picked up on this, and it seems to be sticking. Arroyo is heretofore Boss Baby.

But there is also troubling news. After Hunter Pence’s sacrifice fly won it in the 10th, there was an old-fashioned celebration. This is when some uncomfortable things occurred.

Meanwhile, the last two hits for Michael Morse at AT&T Park have been pinch-hit homers in the eighth to tie the game. The first was against the Cardinals in 2014 in the NLCS, and the second was Wednesday vs. the Dodgers.

Morse had been out of baseball following injuries, and was convinced to try out for the team again in spring training. He made it, but was rehabbing until being called up with Arroyo. And so another nickname is born: Magic Mike.