Dodgers shortstop Kike Hernandez hit a two-run homer off Stephen Strasburg in the fifth inning on Sunday to help spark his team’s 7-2 win over the Nationals on Sunday.
Then he thanked his dad.
Not his real one.
In his postgame interview with SportsNet LA, the 26-year-old thanked his 39-year-old teammate Chase Utley, who is apparently a father figure.
"After my first at-bat my dad Chase told me to use his bat, and I did, and first pitch I hit a homer,” Hernandez said. “It’s dad’s bat.”
"After my first at-bat my dad Chase told me to use his bat, and I did, and first pitch I hit a homer."@kikehndez chats with @alannarizzo following the #Dodger 7-2 win against the Nats. pic.twitter.com/11X7p8c065— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) May 20, 2018
So the Dodgers are now calling Utley dad. Fantastic.