Jazz Chisholm Jr watches his home run during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves last night in Atlanta.
(AP Photos/Brynn Anderson)
By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JASRADO “Jazz” Chisholm Jr had two home runs in all of his 2020 season and has already equalled that total nine games into the 2021 campaign.
Chisholm Jr blasted a three-run shot in the Miami Marlins’ 6-5 extra innings win over the Atlanta Braves last night at Truist Park in Cumberland, Georgia.
After a scheduled rest day Tuesday, Chisholm was back in the lineup and had a major impact on the Marlins’ offence with a 2-4 night at the plate which also included one run, three RBI, and one stolen base.
With two on and two out in the third inning, Chisholm homered off Charlie Morton to give the Marlins a 5-0 lead.
According to the Statcast data, Chisholm’s homer had an exit velo of 108.3 mph and travelled 413 feet.
Truist Park was also the site of Chisholm’s first career MLB home run last September.
With the game tied 8-8 in the eighth inning, Chisholm drew a walk and eventually advanced to second after he baited Braves pitcher Luke Jackson into a balk.
He went on to steal third but was eventually left stranded after the inning ended on a Jose Alfaro strikeout.
Jesus Aguilar drove in the game-winning run with a 10th inning double as the Marlins were able to overcome a pair of home runs from Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
The Marlins won their fourth consecutive game, improved to 5-6 on the season and now have an opportunity to sweep the series this afternoon with a win in the finale. First pitch is at 12:20pm local time.