The Boston Crimson Sox and Houston Astros performed a wild sport on Thursday evening at Fenway Park, however the weirdest factor that occurred was by some means a double play.
What in principle might have been a showdown between pitchers Houston’s Zack Greinke and Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez grew to become a bullpen-filled hitters duel, with six lead adjustments and the Crimson Sox pulling away to win, 12-8. It additionally included one of many weirdest defensive performs of the season, with Houston blowing an opportunity to make it a seventh lead change within the seventh inning when it squandered a person on first with a really odd infield grounder.
With Yuli Gurriel on the plate, he swung at a 1-2 pitch that bounced proper in entrance of his ft close to the batter’s field. The broadcaster on the decision initially thought Gurriel fouled the pitch off his foot, nevertheless it truly bounced on the filth in honest territory and received extraordinarily near his physique however stayed in honest territory.
Nobody appeared to know the play was dwell besides the umpire and Crimson Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, who threw the ball to first for the out after which began orchestrating throws across the infield. The Astros appeared bewildered play wasn’t dominated lifeless, because the runner on first appears to drift into the ether for a bit and finally finds his manner someplace close to second base earlier than he was tagged out to finish the inning.
Baker got here out to argue the play, and it seems for good cause. He was ejected, and with out him within the dugout the Astros failed to come back again. However regardless of his protestations and the way it might have regarded from his perspective, all of it performed out the best way it ought to have: as a most unlikely infield hit.
It simply goes to point out you that you just all the time must run issues out and hold your head on a swivel, since you actually by no means know when Bizarre Baseball would possibly strike.