Kévin Kiermaier thought he gave the Tampa Bay Rays the victory over the Boston Red Sox in the Big leagues.
A hit to right field, all Tampa fans and players thought they upped the game for the Red Sox, but by the rule, it was double in the MLB.
It’s a matter of logic, the ball always hit the fence, after hitting the wall it hit the Red Sox outfielder, who was in charge of getting the ball out of the playing field and, although many thought that they could hit the home run. in Kiermaier, it was not like that.
The rule says the following:
“A ball deflected by an offside player is a double of the basic rule. The ball retains its batted ball status until it is properly lined up by a fielder, so it is the same as if the ball had naturally bounced off the fence. “
That said, it should be clarified that there was no robbery, the umpires in charge of the decision did very well, since in the repetition it can be clearly seen how the ball hit the wall and then it was that it hit the player who ended up taking it. of the campagne.
That’s why the hit ended up being a double rule and not a home run, as they had thought many times. If it had touched the player and left the field, if it was a home run, but he touched the fence first, that is why it is not considered a home stroke. tight circuit.
. @ Ken_Rosenthal got MLB ruling: “A deflected ball by a player out of play is a double of the ground rule. The ball retains its batted ball status until it is properly lined up by a fielder, so it is the same as if the ball had naturally bounced over the fence.
– Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) October 11, 2021
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– Rays de Tampa Bay (@RaysBaseball) October 11, 2021
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