Wyatt Mathisen hits first MLB home run, adds a 2nd in D-backs 6-run 6th
Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Wyatt Mathisen had a day to remember in Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers.
Mathisen hit his first career home run and totaled two for the game as the D-backs won 7-3.
He became the 15th rookie in D-backs history to hit two home runs in a single game and the first player to hit his first home run in a multi-homer game.
Mathisen smacked his first homer in the fifth inning 412 feet to left field.
🚨 FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE HOME RUN 🚨
Congrats, Wyatt Mathisen! pic.twitter.com/EXpHkFpKB7
— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) September 23, 2020
He followed that bomb with a two-run homer the very next inning to help the D-backs break open a lead they would not relinquish.
Things Wyatt Mathisen is good at: hitting dingers pic.twitter.com/vVZ30b3Zdc
— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) September 24, 2020
Arizona exploded in the sixth inning, chasing two pitchers out of the game while racking up two homers, two triples and three singles in the six-run inning.
Tim Locastro contributed the second homer of the inning for the D-backs going back-to-back with Mathisen for a solo shot.
Mathisen was recalled by the D-backs on Sunday after hitting .283 with 23 home runs and 61 RBI last season in Triple-A Reno.