LaMonte Wade Jr. picked the perfect time to hit his first home run with the Giants on Monday against the Los Angeles Angels.
With the Giants leading the Angels 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Wade hit one high and deep that just cleared the tall right-field wall for a solo shot off starting pitcher Dylan Bundy.
Wade's first homer of the year went 366 feet and had a 106.1 mph exit velocity. He now is batting .350 on the season.
The long ball was Wade's third career home run in the majors. His previous two came with the Minnesota Twins.
The Giants acquired Wade from the Twins for pitcher Shaun Anderson in February. San Francisco's front office sought his ability to get on base and play all three outfield spots.
Wade started at first base and batted leadoff Monday, adding even more to his versatility. Since coming off the IL, he has been on fire off the bench and is earning more starts like he received against the Angels.
After his home run, Wade now is 4-for-9 in his last four games.