Fernando Tatis, Jr. made his second home run of the night memorable
After Will Myers gave the Padres the lead thanks to a solo shot of his own, Tatis hit a two-run jack — his second of the night — to widen that gap. With the Padres up three runs, Tatis, Jr. unleashed a legendary bat flip that will go down in memory as one of, if not the best, in postseason history. The only act of showboating that comes close is Jose Bautista’s bat flip against the Texas Rangers due to the pure magnitude of the moment. Can Tatis tip his cap to the imaginary cardboard fans, please?
The Padres are among the most fun teams to watch in baseball, but it can get them in trouble with some of the old school thinkers, and MLB has plenty of those. As much as the young wave would like to eliminate that way of thinking, for now they have to respect it to an extent.
San Diego just hopes to survive another day. A Game 3 between these two teams, given the wild matchup we experienced on Thursday night, would be much appreciated.
Momentum is on the Padres side, and they have the home field advantage of Slam Diego to thank for it.