Justin Turner Dwelling Run Lands in Dodger Fan’s Nachos – NBC Los Angeles
A jacket splattered with nacho cheese is not your common Dodger Stadium memento, however it was a part of an evening Brando Lopez will always remember.
Lopez and his buddies had seats for the sport Wednesday evening towards the Rockies simply behind the outfield wall, the place a co-worker had positioned her nachos for a photograph. The plate was nonetheless there within the third inning when Lopez noticed Justin Tuners’s third dwelling run of the season headed his method.
“My first thought was, ‘Oh God, this ball is coming straight at me,’” Lopez mentioned. “My second thought was, ‘Strive to not intervene with the play.’
“I bobbled the ball. It went proper by way of my palms and into the nachos.”
The slight bobble was adopted by an excellent spray of chips and cheese, which coated the sleeves and entrance of Lopez’s jacket. He triumphantly held the ball aloft, taking no discover of the situation of this garments and reminding everybody watching why it is nice to have followers again within the stands after the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
“I really feel like I blacked out for a couple of seconds,” Lopez mentioned. “I didn’t discover I used to be coated in cheese till after placing my hand up. It simply occurred so quick.”
Lopez’s pal Wally Lopez made the many of the second, utilizing a chip to scoop a glob of cheese from Brando’s shirt.
When fan-favorite Turner returned to the dugout and noticed the replay, he requested a clubhouse attendant to convey Lopez a recent order of nachos. The Dodgers additionally despatched him a World Sequence hoodie.
“I felt unhealthy,” Turner mentioned. “I’m certain it was not an inexpensive plate of nachos.”
Turner’s homer was challenged by the Rockies, who thought the fan may need reached onto the sector to make the catch. Video overview confirmed the ball was a house run.
“I used to be in disbelief,” Lopez mentioned. “That is unreal.”
However his evening in Blue Heaven wasn’t performed.
Within the eighth inning, one other dwelling run ball — this one off the bat of rookie Zach McKinstry — soared towards Brando and Wally, who was decided to go dwelling together with his own residence run ball.
“I used to be like, ‘Wow, it’s coming our method,” Wally Lopez mentioned. “I’m simply sprinting proper throughout attempting to get that ball. It’s my time to shine now.”
Each followers mentioned it was an evening to recollect, and so they’re already wanting ahead to their subsequent recreation at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers’ 4-2 victory was the crew’s fifth consecutive win.