Somehow, New York Yankees’ rookie catcher Gary Sanchez lifted a sac-fly off a pitch that was supposed to be ball one of an intentional walk.
Well, that was interesting.
In the bottom of the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees‘ catcher Gary Sanchez, who hit a home run earlier in the game, was being intentionally walked to load the bases.
On the first pitch, Rays’ pitcher Enny Romero tossed a 52-MPH floater that found it’s way over the plate right in Sanchez’s wheelhouse.
Somehow the rookie was ready for it, put a drive into it with a softball swing, and got a sacrifice fly out of what was supposed to be a harmless walk. Amazingly, the ball was caught at the warning track.
That RBI not only gave New York a 4-1 lead but it also gave Sanchez 23 RBIs which is tied for the ninth most driven in by a player in Yankees’ history within a player’s first 35 games.
Weird, yet neat.
the best part of Gary Sanchez hitting an IBB for a sac fly is that he seemed legitimately prepared for it pic.twitter.com/LIi8OWkfpA
— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) September 10, 2016
They were trying to intentionally walk Gary Sanchez, who instead hit a ball to the warning track for a sac fly.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 10, 2016