Anthony Rendon stuns baseball fans as he hits home run in left-handed debut

Anthony Rendon’s time in Los Angeles hasn’t been as good as expected, as the former Nationals third baseman has dealt with an injury and seen his performance dwindle.

But two of his best moments in an Angels uniform over the past three days have come. Two days after beating his old club, Rendon stunned baseball fans on Tuesday night and went viral for an unexpected blow.

Rendon, a right-handed hitter, stepped up in the eighth inning against the Rays to hit the ball with his left — something he’s never done in his career. The Angels won 10-0, and the Rays have conceded by letting position player Brett Phillips play.

On the bat’s second pitch, Rendon ripped a 54-mph “fastball” off the right-center outfield wall at 54 mph. The video went viral as fans were shocked by Rendon’s ability to hit the ball with his left hand, even though it was actually a batting range.

But Rendon’s smash was far from the only rare feat that Angels fans witnessed Tuesday. Rookie southpaw Reid Detmers threw a no-hitter for Los Angeles in the Angels’ 12-0 win over the Rays.

At 22, he is the youngest pitcher since Anibal Sanchez of the Marlins in 2006.



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