The Padres got off to an auspicious start Monday night at home against the Orioles, as Fernando Tatis Jr. and Franmil Reyes began the bottom of the first inning with first-pitch home runs off of David Hess. For Tatis, it’s homer No. 18 on the year. Reyes is now up to 27 dingers.
According to MLB.com’s Andrew Simon, it’s the first time on record that Padres hitters homered on back-to-back pitches to begin a game. It’s a relatively rare feat, but it happened last year when the Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. and Charlie Culberson went back-to-back on the first two pitches Trevor Richards threw on August 14, 2018 last year.