It has been a month to remember for the Dodgers' Rob Segedin.
On Tuesday night, he sprinted from the outfield to the dugout in the eighth inning of LA's 9-5 win over the Giants, received high-fives from teammates and flew down the stairs toward the clubhouse en route to the hospital to meet his wife for the birth of their child.
That was just a few innings after getting his second major league home run — off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, no less.
"I don't even know if he showered," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Segedin was called in from the outfield for a double switch in the eighth inning. He confirmed on his Instagram account that his son, Robinson Marley, was born at 11:36 p.m.
"After we made that double switch, he made a bee line to the hospital," Roberts said. "He was moving pretty quickly."
Adding to what has been an amazing month for Segedin, Dodgers announcer Vin Scully delivered a heartfelt welcome for the new baby during Wednesday night's broadcast. He did so in typical Scully style, casually dropping it in during an at-bat by Chase Utley with the Dodgers leading 1-0 in the sixth against the rival Giants.
"Oh by the way, I'm sure that the Segedins... are probably watching the game tonight," said Scully. "Heartiest congratulations to Rob and Robin, and a little kiss to little Robinson. And, welcome to the world."
The Dodgers went on to win again Wednesday, 1-0.
Segedin's second-inning homer on Tuesday came after getting his first big league homerun Monday in an 18-9 win over Cincinnati. Segedin posted a photo on Instagram of him and his wife in the hospital Monday while he was holding the ball from his first home run.( $__output )
His wife went into labor Monday when Segedin was in Cincinnati. He went straight to the hospital after the flight back to LA.
The 27-year-old debuted in the majors earlier this month after playing 561 minor league games. He nearly retired last year when the Yankees demoted him from Triple-A to Double-A.