Chadwick Tromp's first career MLB home run is clutch, ties Giants game


Chadwick Tromp saved his first career home run in the big leagues for a good time.

The catcher's two-run blast gave the Giants a 5-5 tie with the Texas RangersĀ in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday. This one was a no-doubter, too.

TrompĀ took an 89 mph fastball from Jesse Chavez on a 3-2 count and crushed it to the left-field bleachers. The long ball came off the bat at 103.6 mph and went an estimated 382 feet.Ā 

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Tromp, 25, has 25 career home runs in the minor leagues. He hit nine last season, which was a career high.Ā 

Manager Gabe Kapler believes in Tromp's power and has said time after time that his swing plays in the majors. The catcher proved him right with a loud swing of the bat.


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