Yesterday afternoon, Jose Ramirez hit what has to be the strangest home run I’ve ever seen.
With two outs in the top of the first inning, Ramirez lifted a 3-1 fastball way out to left. Well, I say “way out to left,” but I think I mean “perfectly out to left,” because the ball hit the top of the outfield wall, bounced up in the air twice, and was ultimately knocked out of the park by the Tigers left fielder, Mikie Mahtook.
OMG. HOWWWWW??? pic.twitter.com/o36N9l5d7S
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) September 3, 2017
It’s hard for me to blame Mahtook here – the unusualness of the play and the sense of urgency must’ve thrown him out of his element a bit – but … yeah. He definitely knocked that ball over the outfield wall for a homer with his own hand.
Oh, well. It could’ve been worse:
The Indians won 11-1.