Fernando Tatis Jr., a teammate of Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), hit a home run in 569 days.
On the 23rd (Korean time), Tatis Jr. started as the second batter in right field in an away game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and hit a home run in the first at-bat. 메이저놀이터
In the first inning, with no runners out, Tatis Jr. hit Arizona starter Merrill Kelly’s 3rd fastball on the 2nd strike and hit a left-handed home run.
Tatis Jr. recorded a home run 569 days after the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 1, 2021. At that time, Tatis Jr., who hit his 42nd home run of the season, became the National League home run king.
Tatis Jr. was suspended for an 80-game season last year for wrist surgery and drug use.
Tatis Jr., whose disciplinary action was lifted, returned on the 21st against Arizona and was sluggish with 1 hit and 3 strikeouts in 9 at-bats in 2 games. However, after his return on this day, he hit a home run in the third game and showed off his strength.
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-seong was named in the starting lineup as the 7th batter and 3rd baseman in this game.