After an initially reported as a season-ending shoulder injury, Dominican shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. returned to the field and blasted a
The Padres superstar hit the home run in the fifth inning of the anticipated first game of the series against the Dodgers, putting San Diego up 2-1 against Los Angeles, which had tied at the top of the same inning.
The home run, off a 94.5 mph fastball by Walker Buehler, came off the bat at 106.1 mph and traveled 410 feet through center field. It was the 20th home run of 41 of his career to cover at least 410 feet.
Additionally, Fernando Tatis Jr. became the fastest Padre to reach 100 career RBI.
Tatis had spent a minimum of 10 days on the disabled list before suffering from a partial dislocation of his left shoulder on a swing.
There’s no question that Tatis Jr. is healthy and ready to continue supporting the Padres in their playoff plans.