MLBers defend Fernando Tatis Jr. after Grand Slam


The Texas Rangers might not have liked Fernando Tatis Jr.’s grand slam in Monday’s loss to the San Diego Padres, but almost everyone liked it.After the match, the Rangers manager Chris Woodward and even Padres manager Jayce Tingler criticized Tatis for beating 3-0 with bases loaded and a six-point lead. The home run was the second of the game for the 20-year-old superstar.

“So you take a throw… now you’re 3-1. Then the pitcher comes back with an excellent launch… 3-2. Now you are ready to play a double game. Everyone should hit 3-0. The Grand Slams are a huge statistic, ”tweeted Cincinnati Reds and Hall of Famer legend Johnny Bench.

Right-handed Reds Trevor Bauer also jumped in to defend the young shortstop, telling him to “keep bringing energy and flash to baseball and making it fun.” “

Former Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh agrees, it’s up to the pitcher to tweet to make a better pitch, and swinging in a 3-0 account shouldn’t be against the rules, regardless of the score.

“I didn’t like it, personally,” Woodward said after the game. “But, like I said, standards are challenged on a daily basis. So just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I don’t think we liked it as a group.

“He’s young and free and focused and all of those things,” Tingler said, also pointing out that Tatis missed a sign of “taking” ahead of the grand slam. “It’s the last thing we’ll ever take. It’s a learning opportunity and that’s it. He will grow up.

“I’ve been in this game since I was a kid,” Tatis said. “I know a lot of unwritten rules. I was a little lost on this. … These experiences, you must learn them. Probably next time I’ll take a pitch.

Tatis’ two circuits now allow him to lead the league at 11 in just 23 games played.

The Padres and Rangers will continue their streak from Globe Life Field in Arlington on Tuesday night.


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