Batted Ball Category Archive

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Batted Ball Hits Runner While Standing on a Base

The Yankees and Nationals met at Nationals Park on May 19. In the top of the fourth inning the Yanks had Brian McCann on third and Chase Headley on second with two outs when Jose Pirela hit a soft roller between home and third. Nats’ third baseman Yunel Escobar made no play on the ball […]

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Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister should have argued a call that occurred in the bottom of the ninth inning in the July 30, 2015 game against the Yankees at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers were batting in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied, 6-6. Delino DeShields was on first base […]

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How a Catch is Defined

The ridiculous catch rule surfaced in Tuesday night’s White Sox-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. With Adam Eaton on base and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Jose Abreu hit a shot to right-center field that Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts gathered in his glove just before leaping into the short […]

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Runner Touched by Batted Ball

The Rangers and Red Sox played at Fenway Park on Thursday night (May 21). In the bottom of the fifth, the Sox had Xander Bogaerts on first base and one out when Daniel Nava hit a sharp ground ball between first and second on a hit and run play. Rangers’ second baseman Adam Rosales vacated […]

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Bat Hits Ball Twice in Fair Territory?

In the April 19 Phil/Wash game, Ryan Zimmerman hit the ball twice with his bat resulting in a two-out RBI broken bat single knocking in Ian Desmond from. second base in the seventh inning. If a bat hits the ball twice in fair territory the batter should be out. But this would be impossible to […]

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Umpire Hit by Batted Ball

The Angels hosted the A’s on April 21. In the bottom of the sixth, the Angels had Johnny Giavotella on first base when Kole Calhoun hit a shot that hit second base Mike Winters who was positioned on the infield side of second base. This was a classic umpire interference violation. “Time” was called and […]

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Baserunners Struck by Batted Ball

On a day America set its eyes on the Kentucky Derby, Major League Baseball provided its own long shot when three baserunners were called out because they were struck by a batted ball. Two of the runners, Taylor Featherston and Jordan Pacheco, incredibly made the last out of the game. Andrelton Simmons (Braves) completed the […]