A genius is also a genius. Fernando Tatis Jr. (24, San Diego Padres) gradually increases his sense of hitting.
On the 7th (hereinafter Korean time)메이저사이트, Tatis started as a right fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and recorded 3 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats. On this day, San Diego only scored 5 hits and 1 run on the Dodgers mound, and Tatis produced 3 of them and was responsible for scoring.
Tatis made a comeback in an away game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 21 after digesting penalties for injuries and taking prohibited drugs in the 2022 season. The third season of the 14-year, $340 million (approximately 451.2 billion won) contract. It is a situation where you can build your self-esteem by doing well this year while losing last year.
In April, he spent time adapting with 11 hits in 41 at-bats, a batting average of 0.268, 2 homers, 6 RBIs and an OPS of 0.765 in 9 games. During the disciplinary period, Triple A was bombed at the end, but there was still a difference in level from the major leagues. However, Tatis slowly recovers his reputation as a ‘genius’ in May.
23 hits, 8 hits, 0.348 batting average, 2 homers, 4 RBIs, 4 runs, OPS of 1.027 in 5 games in May alone, including the 7th game. 0.372 on-base percentage and 0.652 slugging percentage. With the beginning of May, they show off their presence by going on a rampage. He’s also getting used to his new role, steadily going out to leadoff and right field.
Tatis had a lot of ‘bad boy’ temperament even before the injury and drug crisis in 2022. However, lately it has shown a mature appearance. When Kim Ha-seong played the final three run against the Cincinnati Reds on the 2nd, he said, “Who could not love Kim Ha-seong?” It was a word full of affection for Kim Ha-seong.
After his return, opponent fans continue to boo Tatis while digesting the away schedule. For example, he uses words like ‘drug boy’ and does not hesitate to talk about trash. Tatis responded (?) to the pain with a dance, but did not respond emotionally.
Even during the schedule against the Los Angeles Dodgers this time, he was already flying high with 5 hits (2 homers) in 9 at-bats. He completely attacked Clayton Kershaw, who was resurrected this year. According to Sports Illustrated’s San Diego Fan Nation Inside the Padres, Tatis is strong with 15 career home runs against the Dodgers. However, being nicknamed the ‘Dodgers Killer’, Tatis said, “I gained a lot. (Remaining contract period) I have to do more work for 12 years.”
The San Diego line-ups are out of the collective slump in April, but they still have a long way to go to live up to their name. Still, the atmosphere is changing little by little as Tatis is on the rise in May. The nickname ‘genius’ didn’t just come about.