San Diego Padres infielder Fernando Tatis Jr. went hitless in an exhibition game.
Tatis Jr. started as the second hitter in right field against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2023 Major League Baseball exhibition game held at Camelback Ranch-Glandale, Phoenix, Arizona on the 7th (Korean time) and recorded no hits in 3 at-bats. The team lost 3-8.
Tatis Jr. underwent wrist surgery in March last year after a motorcycle accident and was suspended for 80 games in August for using a banned substance. Tatis Jr. cannot play in the opening 20 games, but he is improving his condition in demonstration games.
‘The Athletic’ reporter Fabian Ardaya said, “Tatis Jr. was booed at Camelback Ranch.” Dodgers home fans booed a player who took a banned substance. The Dodgers and San Diego are also local rivals who faced each other in the National League Division Series last year. 안전놀이터
After one out in the first inning, Tatis Jr. retired with a fly ball to second baseman against Dodgers starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. Then, even after one out in the 4th inning, he could not attack Dustin May and was out with a floating ball to the second baseman.
Tatis Jr. got on base with two outs on 1st and 2nd base in the 6th inning due to a throwing error by the shortstop. However, Matt Carpenter struck out on a swing and the team was unable to save the chance with two outs loaded. Tatis Jr. was replaced by Luis Liberato after the inning.
Tatis Jr., who first came out against the San Francisco Giants on the 1st and went 2 at-bats, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 1 run, has been silent in 4 games with 10 at-bats, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks, 2 runs and a batting average of 0.000.
Meanwhile, the team went perfect until the 5th inning, and after one run in the 6th inning, Jackson Merrill hit the infield hit to the third baseman and succeeded in getting on base for the first time. San Diego, which was trailing 0-8, chased after Max Schroc’s sacrifice fly and Evan Mendoza’s two-run double in the ninth inning.