Tatis Jr., who returned to the big leagues, hit his first home run. The opposing pitcher was Merrill Kelly.

American major league San Diego Padres slugger Fernando Tatis Jr. reported his first home run of the season.

Tatis Jr. hit a solo shot in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 23rd (Korean time). 스포츠토토

Tatis Jr. started as the second-right fielder that day. And he fired the first solo shot in the first inning without a runner. In the 2S situation, he properly pulled the ball from the opposing starter, Kelly.

San Diego superstar Tatis Jr. was suspended for 80 games last season for allegedly using a banned substance. He digested all of the discipline and recently returned to the major games from the away game against Arizona, which started on the 21st, after raising his sense of practice in the minor leagues. However, he played sluggishly in the return game on the 21st with no hits in 5 at-bats and 2 strikeouts. In the game on the 22nd, he had one hit, but could not lift his head as the team lost 0-9.

However, his presence was revealed in the third game of his return. Kelly is a very familiar player to Korean fans as he is a player who wrote a ‘reverse export myth’ while playing as an ace during the KBO SK Wyverns days, and reported his first home run against such Kelly. It is San Diego, which has been struggling with the batting stagnation of the entire team recently, and if Tatis Jr. plays like this, it can be of great help.

Meanwhile, San Diego started the game with two runs in the first inning after Tatis Jr.’s home run followed by Carpenter’s RBI double in the fifth.

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