A bizarre play had everyone confused in the Reds, Orioles game

There was a bizarre play at Great American Ball Park on Saturday evening.

A reminder that baseball might be stunning and complicated, every in its personal approach.

In the backside of the fifth inning, simply minutes after Joey Votto smashed his tenth residence run of the season to present the Reds a 5-2 lead, a quick sequence of pandemonium ensued.

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With one out, Kyle Farmer hoisted a bloop single into shallow proper discipline.

Right behind him, Nick Senzel charged a line drive into the left discipline wall with Orioles left fielder Austin Hays monitoring it alongside the approach.

A hard hit line drive off the bat of Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo (3) flies over the head of Cincinnati Reds center fielder Nick Senzel (15) for a triple in the seventh inning of the MLB Interleague game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, July 29, 2022. The Orioles scored four runs in the top of the ninth to secure a 6-2 win over the Reds.

Hays, who timed his leap completely, trapped the ball off the wall in his glove seamlessly. Hays turned shortly and despatched the ball again in.

“I noticed it hit the wall however, you already know, Farm did not,” mentioned Senzel. “And that is simply the way it was. It’s not like he is doing something, simply taking part in the game. He has a troublesome angle. It was so bizarre. It simply ricocheted off the prime of the wall proper into the man’s glove however he nonetheless threw it to first base.”

Farmer was hustling off Senzel’s contact.

“Nick hit it exhausting,” mentioned Farmer. “I noticed (Hays) leap and leap actually excessive and I noticed the ball in his glove. I simply ran again and did a scorpion slide, presumably concussed, however I do not know. I really feel dangerous that Nick did not get successful out of that since you hit a ball that tough you are imagined to get successful. I simply thought he caught it.”

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