A FAMILY AFFAIR
Tyler Rogers is coming off a life-changing week for him and his family. On April 11, Rogers faced off against his twin brother, Taylor, for the first time in the Majors. Things didn’t end up going his way — he was charged with the loss, while Taylor picked up the save in the Giants’ 4-2 loss to the Padres at Oracle Park — but he didn’t have much time to process the event. Shortly after pitching the seventh inning, Rogers headed to the airport to catch a red-eye flight to Evansville, Ind., where he and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their first child, a son named Jack Ryan Rogers, the next day.
Rogers made it to the hospital around 6 a.m. on April 12, just in time to witness Jack’s birth at 8:53 a.m. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 22 inches long.
“I haven’t even really had a chance to just sit down and think about it,” Rogers said after returning from paternity leave on Friday. “I was kind of looking at pictures on my phone today on the plane, of Monday with my brother. Up to that point, it was right up there with my wedding day for really cool days, and the very next day my first kid is born. I don’t even know how to put that into words to be honest with you. Just thankful and very blessed to witness all that go on at the same time.”