San Diego Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. (24) showed his talent to the fullest.
On the 19th (hereafter Korean time), Tatis Jr. started as right fielder in the match against the Tampa Bay Rays held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit and 1 point in 3 at-bats. On defense, he showed a great home care and led San Diego to a 5-4 victory.
San Diego contributed 2 runs in the 8th inning and allowed Tampa Bay to chase by 1 point. In the following chances for 1 out 1 and 2 base, Christian Betancourt hit. Second base runner Manuel Margo ran home past third base.
At this time, Tatis Jr.’s shoulders shone. Tatis Jr., who caught Bethancourt’s batted ball, immediately threw it home, and it was accurately delivered to catcher Austin Nola, catching Margo at home.
MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, said, “One day everyone will learn. It’s usually a bad idea to run in front of Tatis Jr.,” highlighting Tatis Jr.’s wonderful home care.
Tatis Jr., who was expected to grow as San Diego’s franchise shortstop, disappointed fans last season by not playing a single game due to an 80-game suspension due to injury and a suspected drug offense. Eventually, San Diego acquired Xander Bogarts last winter to bolster their shortstop, and Tatis Jr. moved to the outfield.
Tatis Jr., who went out to the outfield, is still showing off his powerful arm and making impressive plays. On this day, he recorded home assist with a fastball reaching 99.5 miles per hour (160.1 km), and recorded the second fastest assist after the 100-mile (160.9 km) outfield assist against Minnesota on May 11. This is Tatis Jr.’s 7th bodhisattva this season. 먹튀검증
“I always try to anticipate the ball coming and try to stay one step ahead,” Tatis Jr. said. Just stay calm in the midst of chaos. I just control what I can control and let my talent explode,” he expressed satisfaction with the defense that day.
Tatis Jr., who creates strong scenes in defense, is active in batting with a batting average of .286 (60 hits in 210 bats), 14 homers, 34 RBIs, and .912 OPS in 51 games.