There are times when home runs are hit so hard and so deep into the night that they disappear from sight (Michael: and give us quite a fright, #amiright? – sorry.)
But for that to happen on a single to left field? Well, see for yourselves:
Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes skies a 2-1 pitch from Mike Fiers of the Houston Astros deep down the left field line and it appeared destined to go foul … until it didn’t. In fact, Gomes’ single hit off a girder sitting high atop Minute Maid Field and fell back into fair territory. The ball landed safely, the runner on first advanced to second, and Gomes was credited with a base hit.
And the funny part is that there may not have been a more surprised person in the building than Gomes. He just stood at the plate, and even appeared to take a step toward the third base dugout before realizing where the ball was going to land.
I guess when you enter an at-bat hitting .253, you’ll take a hit no matter how it looks.