In today’s Padres-Brewers game, we finally saw something that we’ve waited for since spring training. Jabari Blash launched his first career home run over the rightfield fence!
It appeared for a moment that he forgot that he wasn’t in El Paso any more. After contact, he hesitated for a moment as if it were a sure thing, then started running. The ball bounced off the padding on the top of the wall, so it wasn’t a no doubt’er. All that matters is that it cleared the fence. Upon arrival to the Padres dugout, he got a dose of the traditional silent treatment.
The media crew was obviously ready for this, as the animation below was shown on the big screen and immediately put up on Twitter:
Congratulations, Jabari, on your first #BLASHTOFF! Hopefully this dinger breaks the seal and brings a surge of power through rest of the season.