Green goes yard twice for Brewers

Comox Valley ball player now has two dingers this season

AN HISTORIC MOMENT for Taylor Green as he belts his first MLB home run on June 6 against the Cubs.

AN HISTORIC MOMENT for Taylor Green as he belts his first MLB home run on June 6 against the Cubs.

 

Boom goes the dynamite.

In fact it boomed twice for Taylor Green last week as the Comox native blasted a pair of pinch-hit home runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers post impressive MLB wins.

His first Major League dinger came June 6. Pinch hitting in the eighth inning, the former Parksville Royal smack a three-run shot to right field off Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol in the Brewers 8-0 win at Miller Park.

Two nights later, Green was pinch hitting in the seventh and ripped a two-run homer, helping Milwaukee defeat the visiting San Diego Padres 9-5.

Green, who has been playing first and third base, is now hitting .246 with six doubles, two homers and 10 RBI this season.

After his first MLB four-bagger, the 25-year-old Green told the Milwaukee Journal Sentiel: “It’s a real nice feeling. It felt great coming off the bat, just like any home run. This one was a little better.”

Green got the ball back from the fan who caught it in a post-game trade for a bat.