Tatis hits 3 HR, Pads hand D-Backs loses for the 24th consecutive time
San Diego (AP)-San Diego heavy hitter Fernando Tatis Jr. hit three homers. A few hours later he said he would skip the All-Star home run derby because of uncomfortable shoulders, and the Padres Let the Arizona Diamondbacks lose for the 24th consecutive time, 11-5 Friday night.
The energetic Tatis hit Corbin Martin’s solo homer in the first game, and Riley Smith hit the singles in the second game. Tatis connected again in his third shot, hitting Smith twice for the fourth time.
Tatis had two chances to become the 19th player to share a record of four home runs in a game.
With the crowd in Petco Park standing up and shouting, the 22-year-old shortstop Tatis hit a sharp single in the seventh inning and was eliminated in the eighth.
Tatis tied with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Otani, leading the major leagues with 25 home runs.
This is the first three-run game of Tatis’ career. The last player to score four points in a game was JD Martinez, who did it for the Diamondbacks in the game against the Dodgers on September 4, 2017.
Tatis leads NL with 54 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
The All-Star home run derby will be held on July 12th at Coors Field in Denver.
When talking about his withdrawal from the game, Tatis cited his left shoulder. He said that after an injury at the beginning of the season, his left shoulder reached 75%. In the game against San Francisco, he was partially dislocated.
Tatis entered the 10-day injury list, returned on April 16, and then left after a shortstop jumped and injured again in the game against Cincinnati last Saturday.
When Tatis approached making history, the rattlesnakes continued their suspicious operation. Arizona hasn’t won an away game for two full months. The last away win at Chase Stadium was on April 25, when Madison Bumgarner won seven games without a hit in Atlanta.
Tommy Pham and Jake Cronenworth also hit home runs for the Padres. Nick Ramirez (1-1) won.
Martin (0-3) took the loss.