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.
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