Quebecer Charles Leblanc is obviously keen to keep his place with the Miami Marlins and on Monday he delivered his message with convincing momentum.
Facing the Oakland Athletics, the shortstop sent a shot from pitcher Adam Oller over the fence in the top of the second inning, in a 3-0 win. Leblanc hit a 409 ft which landed far to left field, in the empty bleachers of the Athletics stadium.
The Marlins color holder thus slammed his second shot of four goals, he who has 59 plate appearances. Since joining the big club in late July, he's hit 19 from the safe, earning him a .322 plate average.
It's been more difficult lately offensively for the 26-year-old, who has two hits in his most recent 17 official appearances in the batting box.
The Marlins will also play in Oakland on Tuesday and Wednesday.