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D1JM
06-30-2012, 09:48 PM
@SBerthiaumeESPN: BREAKING: that's 2 homers for #Padres Yasmani Grandal tonight. His first 2 career MLB hits are home runs, 1 from each side of plate.

That's some good luck

ugafan
06-30-2012, 09:50 PM
That's really cool actually, especially the both sides of the plate thing.

DodgerBlue8188
06-30-2012, 10:39 PM
Has that ever been done before?

ugafan
06-30-2012, 10:40 PM
I very highly doubt that. I'm almost sure it hasn't.

Buckwheat
06-30-2012, 10:47 PM
Homeruns from both sides of the plate has been done, if that's what you're asking. Rob Bowen did it.. That's the only one I know of. I'm sure Tex has too.

ugafan
06-30-2012, 10:51 PM
Homeruns from both sides of the plate has been done, if that's what you're asking. Rob Bowen did it.. That's the only one I know of. I'm sure Tex has too.

I think he meant first 2 hits being home runs from both sides of the plate. Home runs on both sides of the plate has happened tons of times: Berkman, Texiera, Chipper Jones, Carlos Beltran, Jimmy Rollins, Rafael Furcal, Jose Reyes etc. and that's just active players. Mickey Mantle did it more than 5 times. Not that big of an accomplishment really.

Buckwheat
06-30-2012, 10:53 PM
I think he meant first 2 hits being home runs from both sides of the plate. Home runs on both sides of the plate has happened tons of times: Berkman, Texiera, Chipper Jones, Carlos Beltran, Jimmy Rollins, Rafael Furcal, Jose Reyes etc. and that's just active players. Mickey Mantle did it more than 5 times. Not that big of an accomplishment really.

I thought so..

I highly doubt it has happened, as well.

rocket
06-30-2012, 11:12 PM
This is going to be a good trivia question in the future. Either first 2 hits were a HR or first 2 hits were HR's from both sides of the plate.

kyubi256
06-30-2012, 11:14 PM
good job Grandal. He's a big kid

BroadStBullies
06-30-2012, 11:14 PM
Is he a good prospect? I could use a new catcher on the fantasy team...

Agar81
06-30-2012, 11:27 PM
^A top prospect imo.

dtmagnet
06-30-2012, 11:42 PM
Thats pretty cool.

Hunter48MVP
07-01-2012, 12:07 AM
Thats good news for the Padres and Grandal

Fly
07-01-2012, 12:19 AM
I'm really excited for Yasmani, I've always liked the kid

R8Rfriar
07-01-2012, 01:34 AM
:clap:


Yeah he will be traded tomorrow for 3 minor league prospects :rolleyes:

metswon69
07-01-2012, 01:52 AM
Has that ever been done before?

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no player has had his first 2 hits of his career be home runs from both sides of the plate.

So that's pretty impressive to do something in MLB that's never been done before.

I still laugh at that trade, although the Reds had excess depth, i don't know how they gave up Alonso, Grandal, Volquez and Boxberger for just Latos.

LASportsFan1996
07-01-2012, 02:03 AM
Always Liked This Guy :clap: Good Job Kid

R8Rfriar
07-01-2012, 02:49 AM
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no player has had his first 2 hits of his career be home runs from both sides of the plate.

So that's pretty impressive to do something in MLB that's never been done before.

I still laugh at that trade, although the Reds had excess depth, i don't know how they gave up Alonso, Grandal, Volquez and Boxberger for just Latos.

Can we give Alonso back?:mad:

metswon69
07-01-2012, 02:54 AM
Can we give Alonso back?:mad:

He hasn't been great this year but he has upside and remember he's only played less than a full season of major league games.

I still think the Padres long term will have gotten the better of that deal.

waveycrockett
07-01-2012, 08:06 AM
I think his father works security at my moms job. Real happy for the kid

Jeffy25
07-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Has that ever been done before?

More than 80 times actually.

And a large number of players have done it on the first two pitches they ever saw.

As far as both sides of the plate for first two base hits being home runs.....not entirely sure.

mariner4life
07-01-2012, 11:20 PM
I think there is only 1 guy in the HOF that has hit a HR in his first at bat. Now we have a chance at a second guy! lol

R8Rfriar
07-02-2012, 01:54 AM
He hasn't been great this year but he has upside and remember he's only played less than a full season of major league games.

I still think the Padres long term will have gotten the better of that deal.

Yeah thats a given, I never personally believed Latos would command that type of players in return So I understand the Padres Reasoning in accepting it ..but now seeing the Players everyday, I still would have accepted the Trade Had Alonso not been Included ...i do not see the logic that Alonso is a better Prospect than Rizzo :confused: ...eh something that us padres fans are use too I guess

d79cheese
07-02-2012, 12:39 PM
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no player has had his first 2 hits of his career be home runs from both sides of the plate.

So that's pretty impressive to do something in MLB that's never been done before.

I still laugh at that trade, although the Reds had excess depth, i don't know how they gave up Alonso, Grandal, Volquez and Boxberger for just Latos.

To be fair to the Reds, they had a better prospect at Catcher and were on the verge of locking Votto up at 1B (By all accounts Alonso wasn't good enough in the OF). Volquez ran his his course in Cincy. If they can maxamize Latos talents then I believe they win this trade because he is the best player involved. He is a head case tho, so that may be easier said then done.

R8Rfriar
07-05-2012, 12:59 AM
:clap:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120705/bbn-padres-diamondbacks/

Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning that propelled the San Diego Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night and their first ever three-game sweep in Phoenix.

Grandal has now homered in four of his six hits and was the seventh player since 1900 to homer in his first three hits. He hit David Hernandez's pitch just over the right field fence. Justin Upton made a leaping try for the catch but the ball bounced off his glove.

Jeffy25
07-05-2012, 01:03 AM
When you have an ISO over .500, you are insane.