It certainly didn't take very long for top Nationals prospect to win over the D.C. fanbase in his first career game in the big leagues Friday night.
The 21-year-old launched a game-tying solo shot to deep center field in the 8th inning for his first career hit.
His parents were in attendance for his big night and older brother, Spencer, tuned in from Hartford.
Let’s goooo!!!!— Spencer Kieboom (@KieBOOM22) April 27, 2019
The Nationals called up Kieboom on Friday to take over as the starting shortstop. He'll remain in Washington for four to five weeks while Trea Turner heals his broken finger. From there, Mike Rizzo and company will be forced to make a decision on the slugger.
Kieboom met with the media before Friday's game, and admitted just how surreal this all is.
“This whole thing is crazy to me,” Kieboom said. “I mean I was in high school three years ago doing art projects.”
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