Fernando Tatis Jr. Shines Bright in El Paso, Texas
Fernando Tatis Jr. just put on a show in El Paso that no one will soon forget... if ever.
There was already buzz and excitement for him playing a few games at Southwest University Park before his return to the Padres, but no one expected what he did.
He’s likely done in El Paso barring anything crazy. The Chihuahuas head on the road for the next six games and Tatis will be eligible to return to the Padres before El Paso comes back home.
But check out the damage he did in front of the fans in the Sun City (unless you’re like me, Buzz, and Nico and went to the day game he didn’t play in … yeah, still bummed about that one).
He hit 6 home runs in just 20 at-bats. That’s absolutely insane - 30% of his home at-bats left the ballpark.
He also batted .700 and had 13 RBI.
He became a must-watch every time he stepped to the plate, which again, we, unfortunately, didn’t get to see on his rest day.
It was a historic few games in a Chihuahuas uniform, especially the game he hit 3 HRs in.
You know it’s a big deal when the Voice of the Chihuahuas is putting historical context on the performance of Tatis. I can also appreciate the sarcasm about all the others who will say they were there, but hey, social media can definitely make you feel like you were there when you weren’t. Trust Tim, though. The guy has written baseball books and baseball history articles.
Could the Tatis brief stint in El Paso be worth the next novel? Why the heck not?
So long, Tatis. I’m sure you gained some new fans in El Paso who will be watching more Padres games now.