SAN FRANCISCO -- The text messages started rolling in to D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton's phone Tuesday when word of his promotion started trickling out, and they have not stopped yet.
"I've heard from tons of people," Eaton said. "It's very humbling."
Eaton picked up a couple of hits in his Major League debut Tuesday night, and while the ball from his first hit, off the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong, is safely tucked away, his teammates did have some fun with him. They took a different ball and wrote on it: "First Major League hit, bloop double off Ryan Volkswagon."
Eaton dove for a ball in the first inning that he did not even come close to, and by the end of the game, his teammates had a screenshot of the play printed out and on the door leading out of the clubhouse. The caption said, "I think I can, I think I can. Nope."
"It's always nice to get ragged on," Eaton said. "It's fun; I enjoy it."
Tuesday was the 151st consecutive sellout at AT&T Park, and Eaton had never played in front of that many people. On Wednesday, he figured to be more at ease out there.
"It's a little more comforting," he said. "I know what to expect a little more. All 41,000 seemed like they wanted to kill me. It was a fun experience. I think it was a baptism-by-fire type thing. I enjoyed it, it was fun and I'm looking forward to it tonight."