The Padres lost to the Yankees 8-5 Wednesday night but there was a huge moment for San Diego. Top prospect, homegrown sensation and “The Chosen One” – Chase Headley, hit his first major league home run. The switch-hitting Headley – who may or may not be descended from Thor, Norse God of Thunder – took Yankees reliever Kyle Farnsworth deep in the top of the eighth for a solo shot.
The 23-year-old University of Tennessee product is now 3-for-8 is two games since joining the big club. Headley will primarily play left field for the Padres but will also spell Kevin Kouzmanoff at third base on occasion.
One thing he’ll definitely do? Be awesome. I mean the guy was spawned, not born, can control the flight of a fly ball with his mind and once killed a pitcher with his bare hands because the guy threw him a slider on a 3-0 count. So if you’re pitching to Chase Headley remember this: he’s a dangerous, single-minded menace with blood on his hands and somebody has given this guy a bat. Be afraid, be very afraid.
EDITOR’S NOTE: If you couldn’t tell, we Padres fans have been starved for a homegrown prospect to fawn over for nearly five years. So forgive me for possibly overstating Headley’s prowess and past history.