In the first inning of Friday night’s Dodgers-Padres game, Manny Machado showed why the San Diego Padres gave him a 10-year, $300 million contract over the offseason.

Machado obliterated a Clayton Kershaw offering and sent it into the second deck of left-center field at Petco Park for a two-run blast. The home run had an exit velocity of 111 mph and went an estimated 437 feet according to Statcast.

Machado got a nice look at his home run, as some folks noted on Twitter.

But when you hit a baseball like that, and especially against a three-time Cy Young winner, you should admire the hell out of it.

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