Santo Domingo, DR. – Nothing can stop the devastating power presented by the young Dominican slugger Fernando Tatis Jr., who has become a real torment when he faces rival pitchers and is also the “king” of home runs in professional baseball in the Major Leagues.
Tatis Jr. returned home with his San Diego Padres team after his triumphant visit to the new Globe Life Field, the home field of the Texas Rangers, where he made history and also generated controversy, and remained explosive with his bat .
The Padres’ stellar shortstop has hit three home runs in this series, including two for seven RBIs in Monday’s 14-4 win at Arlington, Texas.
Among them was a grand slam on a 3-0 pitch by compatriot reliever Juan Nicasio with the Padres leading the score and a seven-run lead, reigniting discussions about the “unwritten rules” of baseball.
Tatis Jr.’s hit infuriated the Rangers, but the controversy didn’t take away all the credit for making history.
In addition, nothing has affected the concentration, power and aggressiveness that Tatis Jr. puts in his offensive game, nor that the change of scenery occurred.
Tatis Jr. remained a nightmare for the Rangers pitchers, who returned visits, and could not find a way to prevent the young slugger from Quito from deciphering their actions from the mound.
After grabbing headlines earlier in the week with his 3-0 grand slam at Globe Life Field, an action he shouldn’t have done, according to one of the unwritten rules within the national pastime sport, last night, Tatis Jr. hit a gigantic home run across Petco Park’s center field.
The homerun was his twelfth home run so far this season and extended his lead as the Major League leader in home runs.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout ranks second with 10 home runs.
Rangers right-hander Lance Lynn blew up a 1-0 cut fastball with two outs in the third inning and Tatis Jr. made him pay a heavy price.
The Dominican slugger hit a 128-meter bomb, which came off his bat at 172 kilometers per hour.
Tatis Jr.’s 12 home runs are the most for a player 21 and younger in the first 26 games of the season in the modern era (since 1900). Mel Ott hit 10 during that span in 1929.
Tatis Jir’s home run gave the Padres a 2-1 lead in the third inning. He is now 12-5 with three homers and eight RBIs in games this week with the Rangers.
Tatis Jr. isn’t just the Majors’ solo leader in home runs. He also leads in runs scored (25) and RBIs with 30.
His six stolen bases have him tied at the lead. No player in major league history has finished a season first in those four categories. AND