LOS ANGELES – Emily and Lamonte Wade Sr. were something of a lucky charm for the San Francisco Giants and their son, outfielder Lamonte Wade Jr.
But the pair are not expected to attend Dodger Stadium to watch their son take on Max Scherzer and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third game of the National League Division’s series on Monday night. They have more pressing things to do.
Emily Wade Table Tennis Tournament.
“Shows where her priorities are,” joked Wade Jr. hours before the game. “But no, she likes it. They will definitely watch. ”
Wade Jr.’s mom did not attend the first two NLDS games in San Francisco either, but watched the Giants & Dodgers draw 1-1 in the series and head to Los Angeles for the next two games. games. Wade Jr.’s parents will also watch Games 3 and 4 on TV.
The Wade family takes ping pong seriously. Emily, in particular, has joined and won several medals with the Baltimore Ping Pong Club and is working with a coach to hone her skills. Wade Jr. believes table tennis can help hone hand-eye coordination.
Wade Sr. sends their son the brightest videos from Emily’s tournament. Starting off left field in Monday’s game, Wade Jr. is hoping to send in some of his own videos.
This season, Wade Jr.’s parents became football rivals. Wade Jr. hit a home run in July’s victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, which flew over his mom’s head in the stands. The 27-year-old has earned the nickname “Late-night LaMonte” for eight decisive or decisive hits in the ninth inning this season, the highest MLB player has ever won a season in 40 years. …
In his first season with the Giants, Wade Jr. is primarily used against right-handed pitchers, hitting .268 against right-handers with .860 OPS and 18 home runs in 299 at-bats.