Sometimes the game of baseball has the ability to take your breath away and make your jaw drop to the floor. In today's Blue Jays-Red Sox game, all Jays fans got to experience one of these moments that makes the game so beautiful.
Earlier on Friday, we posted an article about prospect Davis Schneider and used a caption that said something along the lines of "this man is about to become your new favorite player." In his first at-bat against the Red Sox, Schneider did the impossible and hit a huge home run to left field that landed atop the Green Monster.
Schneider, 24, effortlessly launched a 1-1 fastball off of left-hander James Paxton for his first home run. This comes after he managed to hit 21 big flies in just 87 Triple-A games prior to his selection to the big league roster. Again, the perfect example of why we love baseball.
Schneider's big moment came just one inning after Whit Merrifield launched a first pitch home run off of Paxton and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit one of his own just two batters later in the first inning. Getting on the board early and often against the division rival Red Sox is of utmost importance, and it seems that the Jays are suddenly remembering that.
Seeing this brand new player come up and take the game by force is such a welcome sight and is the perfect way for him to earn the love and respect from Blue Jays fans. To come up and hit a home run not just in your first game but in your first at-bat is just unheard of, and this is an incredible occurrence to see unfold live.
From everyone at Jays Journal, congrats to Schneider on his massive accomplishment. This is undoubtedly going to be the first of many for him as he continues on his big league journey throughout the rest of the 2023 campaign.