Texas giant Adolis Garcia became the first hitter to hit 3 home runs in 1 game at Globe Life Field. He also hit 3 home runs in just 5 innings.
On the 23rd (Korean time), in the match against the Oakland Athletics in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Garcia came out as a right fielder with a 4th hitter and recorded 5 hits, 3 homers and 8 RBIs in 5 at-bats. 100% on base in 6 at-bats, including one hit ball. Thanks to Garcia’s home run show, Texas defeated Oakland 18-3 and ran for first place in the American League West.
Garcia showed off his long hitting power from the first at-bat in the first inning. He connected Shintaro Fujinami’s first pitch slider with a two-run home run in the first inning when he was trailing 0-2 with two outs and first base. It was a big hit with an estimated flight distance of 432 feet and about 132.7m.
In the second inning, he went on base with a ball that hit his body and then homered on Jonah Haim’s double. Then, in the third at-bat in the third inning, he crossed the fence again. This time he blew Adrian Martinez’s sinker out 127.7m. The home run widened the score to 11-2 for Texas.
In the fifth inning, he hit a home run against Martinez again. This ball was a slider, and the flight distance was expected to be 122.2m. The total estimated distance of Garcia’s home run that day was 382.6m, and the average was 127.5m.
MLB.com reported that “Garcia became the first player to hit three homers in one game in the short history of Globe Life Field, which opened in 2020.메이저놀이터” “This is the 19th time a Texas player has hit 3 or more home runs in a game during the regular season. Garcia became the first player to do so since Ronald Guzman on August 11, 2018. Josh Hamilton hit 3 or more home runs in a game on August 11, 2018. Josh Hamilton on May 9, 2012 He added that he set a record of 4 home runs in 1 game against Baltimore on the 19th.
Meanwhile, Garcia added 2 RBIs and a double in the 7th inning and a double in the 8th inning, displaying supernatural power by decorating all 5 hits with long hits.