Allen’s very first profession MLB homers is available in A’s loss to Mariners initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Nick Allen is the shortstop of the future for the Athletics however he never ever will be misinterpreted for Fernando Tatis Jr., Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor or any other power bat who mans the position.
Allen, who presently is Oakland’s No. 4 possibility per MLB Pipeline, has actually struck 12 homers in 363 profession minors video games. Slugging is not his video game — defense is his calling card — however he can get ahold of one on event.
On Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum, Allen did simply that, linking for his very first profession MLB homers on a changeup from lefty Marco Gonzalez in the bottom of the seventh inning in the A’s 8-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Allen’s initially major league homer took a trip 378 feet, bouncing off the top of the out-of-town scoreboard in front of the left field bleachers. The ball arrived at the field, suggesting the A’s were quickly able to recover the memento.
Allen, who attempted to consist of a smile while speaking to press reporters, currently understands where that baseball is going.
“Probably just give it to my parents,” Allen informed press reporters after the video game. “I’ll definitely cherish that but for right now, just keep it in their hands so they can keep it safe.”
Per Statcast, Allen struck the ball at 95.8 miles per hour, however on a hot day in the Bay Area, he handled to get simply enough of it.
“It’s Oakland so I didn’t know if it was going out or not but I’m glad it did and just glad I knocked that one out,” Allen stated.
In parts of 5 seasons in the minors, Allen never ever has actually struck listed below .254. After going 1-for-3 on Tuesday night, his batting average with the A’s depends on .192 in 26 at-bats.
“Nick had a nice night offensively,” A’s supervisor Mark Kotsay informed press reporters. “Thought his at-bats were good. Hard-hit ball to the right side of the diamond, which was the focus tonight. And then to see him turn on a changeup, which was the result of the at-bat where he hit the fastball the other way and was able to stay on the changeup and get it elevated for his first major league home run. So, nice night for Nicky.”
Allen’s very first homer was eclipsed by the Mariners’ offending eruption, that included back-to-back homers in the top of the seventh by Julio Rodriguez, Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suárez off A’s reducer Austin Pruitt.
Winker and Suárez, who were traded together from the Cincinnati Reds to the Mariners prior to the season, made MLB history by ending up being the very first set of colleagues to be part of back-to-back-to-back homers for 2 various groups.
A’s starter James Kaprielian recovered from a rough start in Boston by going 5 1/3 innings versus the Mariners. He permitted 5 hits, 2 made runs, strolled 2 and started out 7 however saw his record fall to 0-5 this season.
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The loss drops the A’s to an MLB worst 23-46 this season and puts them at 8-26 in the house up until now. They are the only group in baseball with single digit wins in their own ballpark.
On a night to forget for the A’s, Allen will constantly remember his very first major league blast.