Video: Josh Thole's First Hit for the Mets

In his major-league debut yesterday, 22–year-old C Josh Thole had two hits, including a double and a stolen base.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, courtesy of ESPN.com, Thole is the first player to catch and steal a base in his first big-league game since Brewers C Joe Kmak in 1993.

“He played extremely well back there.  I’m sure he was a little nervous, but he put together some real good at bats and that’s impressive… I like the fact that he gets a couple of strikes and chokes up and fights it off, fights it off, so, he grinded it out today, he stole a base, he did a lot of good things today… it’s exciting.”

…thank you, Brian Schneider, but there is no reason for you to ever start another game for the Mets… instead, thole and Omir Santos must, MUST be the full-time platoon down the stretch… because, there is a very, very good chance they are the same platoon the Mets go with for all of next season… so, why wait… let’s see it in action in September…

…of course, i’m a sucker for old school baseball, so the fact the kid chokes up on the bat, fights and works the count is enough of a reason for me to want to watch him on regular basis

To see Thole’s first major-league hit, click below: