Padres rookie Franmil Reyes hits first career home run
WASHINGTON-- In what has been a difficult start to the Padres' three game set against the Nationals in D.C., rookie Franmil Reyes provided a cool moment with a big swing.
With the Padres down 6-0 in the top of the fourth, the 6'5", 275-pound Reyes cracked an opposite-field two-run home run off Nats left-hander Gio Gonzalez. The home run was the first of the outfielder's major league career.
The ball left Reyes's bat at 108 miles-per-hour and traveled 398 feet into the right-field seats.
The home run has been the lone bright spot in what has been a difficult ballgame for the Padres. The Nationals have slugged three home runs off of Padres pitching in the first five innings.
19-year-old Juan Soto got the party started with a three-run home run off of starter Robbie Erlin in the bottom of the second. Like Reyes, it was Soto's first career big league home run.