Jhonkensy Noel homers in first career at-bat for the Cleveland Guardians

Cleveland Guardians v Baltimore Orioles
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Cleveland Guardians prospect Jhonkensy Noel was the recipient of a somewhat unexpected call-up to the majors on Wednesday, and he managed to make an instant impact.

Stepping into the box for his first career at-bat, Noel would hit a home run off of Baltimore's Grayson Rodriguez.

Some of Noel's former teammates down in Columbus were seen celebrating this accomplishment as the Clippers were in a rain delay and were able to tune in to see this exciting moment.

Noel's home run made him the fourth-ever player in Cleveland baseball history to go yard in his first career at-bat and the first since Kevin Kouzmanoff in late 2006.

When Noel's at-bat first began, it is pretty safe to say nobody expected it to end this way. Noel's first swing as a major leaguer saw him lose control of his bat and fling it into foul territory pretty far. Being able to recover from what looked like a very ominous sign connect on a pitch like this and send it over the fence is very impressive.

Even though the Guardians were not able to win the game, it was still a very successful series in Baltimore. Cleveland was able to take the first two games in Baltimore, capturing a series win against a team that very few thought they were going to be competitive with. Taking two out of three from the Orioles should be more than enough to silence anyone who doubted the talent level of this Guardians team.

The other factor of why this series was successful was Noel coming up and hitting this home run. There have been real questions regarding Noel's hitting profile, and it was more than fair to wonder if he was ever going to make an impact at the major league level. Granted, it is only one game, and the outcome of his plate appearances in it will not guarantee future success, but it does buy him an extended stay in the majors to prove that he belongs and possibly be a lineup mainstay moving forward.