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.
WHAT A STATEMENT!
— FOX Sports San Diego (@FOXSportsSD) May 4, 2019
Exit velocity: 111mph🔥
Angle: 28°🚀 pic.twitter.com/wXC9fq9giR
— Home Run Tracker (@DingerTracker) May 4, 2019
Machado got a nice look at his home run, as some folks noted on Twitter.
Hot damn, did Manny Machado enjoy that two-run bomb off Clayton Kershaw.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 4, 2019
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.