Hunter Renfroe was the Padres offense Tuesday night. He was responsible for all seven of San Diego’s runs in a 7-1 victory over the Dodgers in a 2-for-4 night with two runs scored.
He fouled a pitch off in a full count against Louis Coleman, and then this happened:
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He’s just the second San Diego hitter with three home runs in his first six games and is the 10th Padres player ever to have seven RBIs in a single game.
His manager Andy Green is very impressed with his start:
“Hunter Renfroe is going to be a dynamic player at this level if he stays in the strike zone. There’s really no other message for him or about him. He can hit anything. He just has to be over the plate. When he does that, it’s as much damage as anybody we have.”
The Mississippi native and Padres first round pick in the 2013 MLB Draft has been on a tear since he arrived in the Majors, hitting .353 since his call-up one week ago. Renfroe is the fifth MSU player to become a big leaguer and the sixth Diamond Dawg from the 2013 team to make it to The Show.
Part of the reason for Renfroe’s call-up was his Pacific Coast League MVP award in Triple-A this season after he hit .306 with 30 home runs and 105 RBIs for El Paso.