Oh Baby, What a Month for Dodger Rob Segedin

Rob Segedin and wife Robin posted a picture of Robinson Marley from the hospital

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.

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.

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