Michigan native Jake Cronenworth hits HR, helps lead San Diego Padres to NLDS

It has been quite the season for San Diego Padres‘ second baseman, Jake Cronenworth.

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Not only did the former Michigan standout (and St. Clair native) put up a regular season that has him in the mix to win the National League Rookie of the Year award, but on Friday he went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored as the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 to advance to the NLDS.

In the series, Cronenworth led the Padres with a .625 batting average and a .750 on-base percentage.

Here is a look at Cronenworth’s eighth-inning home run, which gave the Padres a 4-0 lead.

With the bomb, Cronenworth became the first Padres’ rookie to hit a home run in the playoffs.

Jake, we are sure your mother and grandmother are doing backflips in Heaven as they watch you live out your dream!

Our Detroit Tigers may not be in the playoffs, but if you need a team to root for, there is room on the Padres’ bandwagon.

Also, a big shout out to T-Po, who is absolutely loving every second of this!


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