In tonight’s (April 3rd) game against the Colorado Rockies, Zach McKinstry hit his first Major League home run. The ball was over the left-field fence but Raimel Tapia got a glove on it to bring it back into the playing area. Unfortunately for Tapia, he has slightly injured on the play, which allowed McKinstry to motor around the bases for an inside-the-park home run. Not only was it his first career home run but it put the Dodgers in the lead, 5-4.
Inside-the-park home run alert! pic.twitter.com/hpTP2rAfBv
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 4, 2021
The inside-the-park home run also put McKinstry in very rare company. As Sarah Langes points out the last Dodger to hit an inside-the-parker for their first career home run was Hall of Famer Duke Snider.
Zach McKinstry just hit an inside-the-park home run for his 1st career homer
The last Dodgers player to do that: Duke Snider, on May 2, 1948 off Curt Simmons
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 4, 2021
What a great way to get the season off the ground for Zach McKinstry.as he also has a double on the season. His efforts helped the Dodgers pull off a 6-5 victory. As the lone rookie on the team, we will keep track of him and his progress.