After walking in his first major league plate appearance, grounding out in his first official at-bat, going 0-3 with a strikeout in his first start, and grounding into a double play last night, Padres rookie Jabari Blash finally recorded his first base hit in San Diego's fifth game of the year.
With one out in the sixth inning, the Padres leading the Rockies 7-2, Blash was called on to pinch-hit for starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz. On the second pitch from Colorado reliever Jason Gurka, Blash hit a long drive to deep left-center field. Dick Enberg started his home run call but unfortunately, as is the case far too often, Enberg was incorrect and the ball clanged off the wall. Jabari cruised into second base with a double.
After singles by Jon Jay and Melvin Upton Jr, Blash recorded another first when he crossed the plate on a Matt Kemp single. He's now hitting .167/ .286/ .333 on the young season.