Fernando Tatis Jr. (24, San Diego Padres) caught a runner with a ‘cannonball’ throw.
On the 11th (Korean time), in the Minnesota Twins away game held at Target Field in Minneapolis, USA, Tatis Jr. started as the right fielder with the first batter and recorded 1 hit and 3 strikeouts in 5 at-bats. The team lost 3-4. The batting average for the last 7 games stayed at 0.212 (7 hits in 33 bats), and the batting average for the season also fell to 0.266.바카라사이트
There were impressive scenes even in the sluggish at-bat and the team’s defeat. Tatis Jr. caught second base runner Carlos Correa at home with a wonderful home throw when Alex Kirilov hit right hand with two out and second base at the end of the third inning with a score of 0-2. Catcher Brett Sullivan’s tag was also smooth, but the gem was an accurate and quick throw.
MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB), said, ‘Tatis Jr.’s throw was recorded as 100 miles (160.9 km/h). It was the fastest outfield assist in MLB this year,” he said. “Since 2015, when Statcast started tracking, the only one faster in the San Diego outfield was Hunter Renf (100.3 mph, 161.4 km/h) in 2017.”
Tatis Jr. is a love-hate for San Diego fans. A native of the Dominican Republic, he made his big league debut in 2019. He quickly grew into the team’s mainstay and emerged as the best superstar in the big leagues with a 14-year, 340 million dollar (451.5 billion won) long-term contract prior to the 2021 season. He also won the Silver Slugger in the National League shortstop category for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. However, in August 2022, he tested positive for clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance, and was suspended for 80 games.
San Diego filled the void by acquiring another All-Star shortstop, Xander Bogarts, during Tatis Jr.’s suspension. Tatis Jr., who returned on the 21st of last month, has been playing as a right fielder, not a shortstop. He showed off his ‘strong shoulder’ with a strong home throw against Minnesota. His talent is ‘talent’.