First home run the icing on Satin's hot streak
NEW YORK -- Josh Satin said it wasn't necessarily a relief to hit his first Major League home run, but it was certainly something he was anticipating. The wait ended on Wednesday after 68 big league at-bats.
"It's definitely something special that I was looking forward to," Satin said. "I'm glad it happened."
With two outs in the fourth inning, D-backs starter Randall Delgado threw Satin a 3-2 fastball inside that Satin squared up for a long homer into the left-field seats. It was the second home run of the inning, coming two batters after David Wright had a solo shot of his own.
Satin said he had about 50 messages on his phone when he got back to his locker after the game. Everyone from former coaches and teammates in high school and college to family members called to congratulate him. Since the game was nationally televised, they had a chance to see it live.
A team employee was able to find the fan who caught Satin's home run ball, and exchanged it for one of Satin's bats.
The home run continued Satin's hot hitting. He's reached base safely in 14 straight games, and carries a nine-game hitting streak into Thursday's game against Arizona. He's hitting .412 over that span. And in his last six games going back to June 28, Satin has a Major League-leading seven extra-base hits in that span.
Satin had nine home runs in 59 games with Triple-A Las Vegas before being called up to the Mets on June 11. He's been more focused on grinding out at-bats in the Majors, and it's been paying off in strong production.
On Wednesday night, it earned him a milestone.