‘First time in the big leagues, right?’ Cincinnati pitcher Richardson hits two home runs on first two pitches in debut

카지노사이트A rookie pitcher in his big league debut gave up two home runs on his first two pitches.

Cincinnati starting pitcher Lyon Richardson gave up two home runs to Washington leadoff hitters CJ Abrams and Lane Thomas in the first inning of the 2023 Major League Baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., on July 7.

Abrams’ and Thomas’ home runs traveled 246 meters. Abrams hit a ball into the first seating section down the right field line, and Thomas followed with a home run over the center field fence.

“As a leadoff hitter, I was just waiting for a fastball, and the ball came up the middle and I took a good swing,” Abrams said after the game.

Washington manager Dave Martinez said, “We got off to a good start. Two runs on two balls. They’re like catalysts for us. They’ve led us consistently. They’ve been playing well for us all year.”

Abrams had four hits in the series against Cincinnati, while Thomas was 7-for-13 with eight RBIs.

“I don’t think I pitched that bad,” Richardson said. I don’t want to give up another home run like that,” Richardson said.

Richardson took the loss, allowing four runs (four earned) on four hits in three innings.