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Blankenhorn Crushes HR in Nationals Debut

That’s a way to make an entrance!

Travis Blankenhorn crushed a home run during his Washington Nationals debut on Sept. 1, 2023, in a game against the Miami Marlins.

Travis Blankenhorn crushed a home run during the 3rd inning of his debut appearance with the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Blankenhorn sent a 1-1 97 mph fastball from Miami Marlins pitcher Eury Perez over the wall in right center field in the bottom of the 3rd inning to tie the game, 3-3.

Data shows the home run traveled 423 ft.

This was Blankenhorn’s second-career MLB home run. He sent a ball into the river in Pittsburgh back in July 2021 when he appeared in a game for the New York Mets.

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Before his at-bat in the 8th inning for the Nationals on Friday night, Blankenhorn had a perfect batting line. He was 1-for-1 and 2 walks in his first 3 plate appearances.

In the 8th inning, he grounded out with the game still tied.

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