Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was already having a showstopping start to his 2021 season for the Blue Jays, but he just had to take it to that next level on us now didn't he?
During Tuesday night’s 9-5 win over Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals, the 22-year-old destroyed nearly every single baseball that crossed his sights, mashing three homers — including a grand slam — and seven RBI to almost single-handedly get Toronto back to .500 on the year.
After a 109 MPH projectile was turned into a double play for the Nats in his first at-bat, Guerrero Jr. sent one flying 415 feet into center-left field for a grand slam.
That was apparently just an appetizer for a very hungry Vladdy, who, at his very next plate appearance, unleashed his reputable power on another poor ball for his second homer of the night, this time a simple solo shot to put the Jays up four.
Despite the first-inning double play, Guerrero Jr. was able to make the oft-invincible Scherzer appear meek on the mound, with the freshly-turned 22-year-old sending almost everything that came out of the Washington ace's hand flying out of the yard.
Luckily for Scherzer, his teammates were brought in to experience Vlad’s night of terror first hand, too.
His third home run of the night went opposite field and over the fence to make it a total of seven runs driven in via The Hands Of Vlad — dropping bombs all over his temporary home of TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla.
With his three dingers accredited, Guerrero Jr. is cementing his season as one every Blue Jays fan will remember (sure, it's early, whatever). And while he might not be boasting quite the offensive output of the league’s best, he’s certainly more than improving on the somewhat slow start to his big-league stint, and looking to be well on his way to a special, special career.
Something else worthy of noting here: Dad (you know who) never had a three-homer game in his esteemed, Hall of Fame career.
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