On a full count against Nick Vincent of the San Francisco Giants on a Tuesday night, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first home run of his major league career, and it is the most gorgeous thing.
You’ll never forget where you were for this one!#LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/ZeuDRgHXi2
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 15, 2019
According to Statcast, his first homer had an exit velocity of 111.3 MPH, with a launch angle of 23 degrees and went a total of 438 feet. That 438 feet is the second-longest ball hit at Oracle Park this season, only under Gary Sanchez’s 467-foot homer.
He also know becomes the youngest Blue Jay to hit a home run, at the age of 20 years and 59 days old. The previous holder of the record was Danny Ainge at the age of 20 years and 77 days old.
The first of many. #VladJr pic.twitter.com/87Lihstvkw
— MLB (@MLB) May 15, 2019
It feels like a long time coming — expected to get off to a hot start — but after major-league pitchers not giving him anything to properly hit and some groundball struggles, the son of Vladimir Guerrero finally has one. It took 53 plate appearances, but it was well worth it.
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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation