It took a couple of weeks, but Manny Machado launched his first in-game pitch over the fence Tuesday against the Athletics.
The newest San Diego star took a 1-0 offering from Aaron Brooks and deposited it over the left field fence for a three-run homer.
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“That felt good,” Machado said (via MLB.com). “Finally getting in the groove of things, and it’s time to ramp it up. We’re a couple weeks away from Opening Day.”
The effortless home run ultimately won’t count as the game was called in the first inning due to rain, but it’s still a welcome sight for Padres fans and Machado, who has a 10-year, $300 million contract to live up to.
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