After relentlessly playing his first MLB game, potential Mariners lead Jarred Kelenic hit the first hit of his MLB career in the second match on Friday. And he does the Jarred Kelenic style.
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After chasing an off-speed pitch from Cleveland Redskins starter Aaron Civale with his first racket hit, Kelenic did a great job in the next big encounter, Civale threw down a change that went down. In the zone But in the middle of the plate and Kelenic didn̵7;t miss it, drove a ball deep into the center court on the right for two home runs.
First of all. Pic.twitter.com/mZb5TVthnw
– Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) May 15, 2021
Kelenic’s home run was certainly smoked off the bat at 109.3 mph and traveling 403 feet, according to Statcast.
The Mariners’ fans were certainly sacked during that time, leaving Kelenic standing ovation and calling the veil shortly after he came in a dugout after rounding off the base.
The 1st Kelenic laser ran home, and he flew around the base.He seemed to accept his family in the stands and then hug Kyle Lewis tremendously. He came out and tricked his hat well. 3-0 sailor.
– Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 15, 2021
Kelenic, a Mariner’s Top Chance and No. 4 Chick in Baseball per MLB Pipeline, was just 21 and entered his first MLB series with tons of hype around him. Given his past history of appearing in front of everyone, it’s no wonder he made a big return home in his first MLB hit.
Last year, Kelenic hit two home runs in a live-streamed intrasquad game at the team’s summer camp.
Earlier this year he played a live national television spring practice game while manager Scott Servais was interviewed by ESPN and while he was answering a question about a potential call. Young customers like Kelenic.
And this year, ahead of his MLB call, Kelenic broke two home records in his first game for Triple-A Tacoma.
With a home run, Kelenic is the first Mariners player to record a home run as their first MLB player since outgoing friend Kyle Lewis did so at their MLB debut in September 2019.
After a short time in the big leagues in 2019, Lewis won the American League Rookie of the Year in 2020.A home match like this on Friday could make Kelenic the second Mariners player in a row to win the prize back. home
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