Another day, another home run from Fernando Tatis Jr. — this time with a twist.
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his third (and later his fourth) home run within two days in Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tatis hit two home runs on Friday … Those two home runs came off three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium, a game in which Los Angeles rallied to win 5-4.
He then hit two more on Saturday vs. Bauer… Four in two days
The game went extra innings… Then Tatís Jr. scored on Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Padres rallied from a six-run deficit for an 8-7 victory over Los Angeles. It was their fourth win in seven games against the Dodgers.
As though the rivalry between the Dodgers and Padres could be no less heated, Tatis opened Saturday’s game with a home run off Trevor Bauer, his third home run in his last six games.
Following his rounding of first base, Tatis looked to San Diego’s dugout and covered his eyes in a move reminiscent of spring training, when Bauer had opted to play with his eyes closed against the Padres.