That's a heck of a way to make a return.
J.D. Martinez returned to the Tigers on Wednesday night, pinch-hitting during the team's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Before fans could stop cheering for his name being called to hit, Martinez took the first pitch he saw to deep left center.
It was Martinez's first at-bat since June 16.
That's a heck of a way to return, J.D. Martinez. https://t.co/YtZkeWbmVi
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) August 4, 2016
After a Standing O for just Pinch Hitting, J.D. Martinez goes 430' on 1st pitch. Hollywood stuff. #Tigers
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) August 4, 2016
Welcome back @JDMartinez14 what a bomb on the first pitch! #Tigers
— Danny DeKeyser (@DeKeyser5) August 4, 2016
WOW! Welcome back J.D.! #Tigers
— Dave LewAllen (@tvnewzguy) August 4, 2016
— Kirk Gibson (@23KGibby) August 4, 2016