Moms are really the best thing in the world.
They raise us and guide us through life, making sacrifices of all kinds just so we can be happy and well.
And, apparently, they also have some serious predicting powers.
“Jorge Alfaro sent his mom flowers this morning and spoke with her on the phone. ‘If you’re not playing just be ready,’ she said. ‘You’re gonna hit a home run today.’ He told her, ‘Mom, that’s hard to do.’ A few hours later:” AJ Cassavell of MLB.com tweeted, with this video:
Jorge Alfaro sent his mom flowers this morning and spoke with her on the phone. “If you're not playing just be ready,” she said. “You're gonna hit a home run today.” He told her, “Mom, that’s hard to do.”
A few hours later: https://t.co/Kco6mzCisG
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) May 8, 2022
With the Padres down 2-0 in the ninth inning, Alfaro was facing Cole Sulser, and the Marlins had already gotten 26 of the 27 outs needed to secure the victory.
A Mammoth Shot To Win The Game For San Diego
But Sulser hung a pitch in the fat part of the strike zone, and Alfaro took full advantage of it.
With two runners on, he deposited it to straight center field, a mammoth blast that was worth a victory for the friars.
Alfaro rounded the bases and was greeted by his teammates at home plate: he was probably thinking about the wise words of his mother before the game.
Moms, after all, know best.
Alfaro, after the game-winning home run on Mother’s Day, is slashing .239/.288/.413 with two home runs in the young season.
He has provided plenty of pop to the Padres, who are now 19-10 in 2022, a game-and-a-half behind the NL West leaders, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It was a truly special moment for Alfaro, one that he probably won’t ever forget.