BALTIMORE -- Several members of Astros outfielder George Springer's family made the five-hour drive Friday from their home in Connecticut to Baltimore to watch the rookie play during this weekend's series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Springer's father, George Jr., said he's watched every game his son has played since he was recalled from Triple-A on April 16. He was at his Major League debut in Houston and has since watched subsequent games on television.
Springer hit his first Major League homer on Thursday in Detroit and said he was going to give the ball to his father at some point.
"This has been unbelievable," George Jr. said. "Every day is a miracle. I'm just taking this all in. This is wonderful."
Springer got off to a slow start, but entered Friday with an eight-game hitting streak. His father knew there would be an adjustment period.
"Look, this is hard," he said. "These are Major League pitchers. They're incredible athletes and throw with precision, and he's got some adjustments to do. I think he'll do it in the course of time. I trust over time, he's going to adapt. He's got a lot of support around him, too, from the organization to the players. I'm looking forward to great things for him."
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.