Delmarva’s Elier Leyva won the game w a 9th inn HR, but didn’t touch home. Jackets won in extras. Highlights tonight. pic.twitter.com/Q9l5xAme7h
— Andrew Schnitker (@ASchnit_WRDW) July 27, 2015
The Delmarva Shorebirds – the Baltimore Orioles Single-A affiliate – lose because one of their players doesn’t step on home plate after HR.
By Robby Sabo
If you’ve watched the game of baseball enough, you’ve then witnessed the many agonizing ways a team can go down in defeat.
Of course there’s the walk-off home run. This situation is most painful because it means the road team has lost. We also have further pain in the walk-off walk (the pain of which doesn’t need to be explained at all).
However, the Delmarva Shorebirds (the Single-A affiliate for the Baltimore Orioles) decided to throw a new wrinkle into painful losses.
Check out Shorebirds hitter Elier Leyva. He hit what everybody thought was the go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Augusta Greenjackets (San Francisco Giants affiliate).
Instead, though, Leyva missed touching home plate while celebrating with a teammate. The Greenjackets protested the play and the two teams went to extra innings where the Greenjackets eventually won in the 10th.