Tatis, the returning ‘drug home run king’, finished 16 at-bats without a hit and scored 50%… Director Ban Saek “Special Talent”
After 16 at-bats and no hits, he came back to life completely. Fernando Tatis Jr. (24, San Diego Padres), who took a full break last year due to repeated injuries and prohibited drug discipline, raised his batting average to 30% in the demonstration game.
In the 2023 Major League Baseball exhibition game against the Los Angeles Angels held on the 25th (Korean time) at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Arizona, USA, Tatis started as a right fielder with 3 hits, 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 RBI and 2 runs, helping San Diego’s 3- 0 led to victory.
From the first at-bat in the first inning, Tatis hit Angels Woo and starter Griffin Canning with heavy hits, then hit a solo home run in the middle of the fifth inning. He kicked up left-hander Aaron Loop’s ball and connected it to a big home run that hit the center backscreen. Tatis’ second home run in an exhibition game.
Perhaps because of not being able to play for a year, Tatis was silent with no hits in 16 at-bats in the first six games of the exhibition game. Tatis, who was booed due to the discovery of banned substances, said, “I am adapting by seeing a lot of balls in every game at bat. It seems that I am getting better and better.”
After the first hit, he came to life completely. Since the match against the Chicago White Sox on the 12th, in the last 8 games, he has hit 12 hits in 21 at-bats, a batting average of 5.77, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs. His batting average in exhibition games also jumped to 30% (.324).
San Diego manager Bob Melvin also said, “Tatis is one of those people with a really special talent. I used to see him on the opposing team, but now I see him on the same side. This is much better,” he said, welcoming Tatis as a team. 스포츠토토
Melvin took over San Diego’s helm last year and led the team to the National League Championship Series, but Tatis skipped a year after receiving an 80-game suspension for a wrist injury and a drug offense. After 20 games this year, the second year of coach Melvin’s appointment, he will be released from disciplinary action and will be with him. Starting from an away game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 21st of next month, it is possible to play.
Tatis, who made his debut in 2019, ranked 4th in the National League (NL) MVP in 2020 and rose to the ranks of special shortstops. San Diego placed high expectations on Tatis in February 2021, signing a 14-year, $340 million super-long contract. Tatis, who missed 32 games due to a shoulder injury in 2021, won the NL home run king (42) and ranked third in MVP, but while he was away for a year due to injury and banned substance disciplinary action, the shortstop position was replaced by Kim Ha-seong and Xander Bogarts. Taken away. In this demonstration game, the defense played 12 games only as a right fielder.