The Atlanta Braves picked up a huge victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night as they secured a sweep at Coors Field.
But Wednesday was a special day for the Braves’ starting pitcher.
Young right-hander Darius Vines was called up to the Major Leagues on Sunday and made his MLB debut on Wednesday night, pitching six innings and allowing just two runs against the Rockies.
After Vines was through six innings, the broadcast team spoke to his mother and grandmother.
When asked about her son’s journey, Vines’ mother was brought to tears as she discussed everything he has been through.
Braves pitcher Darius Vines’ mother was brought to tears after he went six strong innings in his MLB debut pic.twitter.com/wwa2CwO8ui
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Vines’ mother revealed that he called her on Sunday and told her he had news but wasn’t sure how to tell her.
Not knowing what to expect, she asked him if he was about to become a father.
That’s when Vines revealed the news to his mom.
While in the stands, his mother expressed her emotions and praised him for working so hard to get to this point in his life.
She shed more tears while being interviewed, recalling when he was five years old and told her he wanted to be a professional baseball player when he grew up.
She also expressed how proud she was of him, saying that he deserved this moment and pitched a great game against the Rockies.
This is a touching moment, and Vines’ mother is clearly very proud of her son for working so hard to get to the Majors.
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