Whenever you think you’ve seen everything you’re ever going to see, baseball finds a way to surprise you.
The oddest plays often come from the most unexpected places and the most recent bizarre play is no exception.
Journeyman outfielder Raimel Tapia came to the plate with 2 outs in the top of the 3rd inning of Friday’s Blue Jays-Red Sox matchup at Fenway Park.
The Jays already had racked up a 6-0 鉛, but with the bases loaded had an opportunity for even more.
Tapia lofted a pop fly towards center fields, and dejectedly tossed the bat away assuming an easy out.
代わりに, レッドソックス center fielder Jarren Duran immediately lost sight of the ball, and chaos ensued:
Tapia raced around the bases and easily beat the throw, resulting in an incredibly rare inside-the-park grand slam.
The Toronto Blue Jays set a franchise record for runs in a game, rolling past the Red Sox 28-5.