MLB: What was it? Randy Arozarena hits little league home run with Rays

MLB What was it Randy Arozarena hits little league home

When is a single a home run? The star gardener of the Tampa Bay Rays, Randy Arozarena, you know: thanks to a couple of mistakes by the infielders of the now Cleveland Guardians, achieved a good old-fashioned home run today Friday at Progressive Field in Ohio.

With runners on first and second, one out, and no score in the top of the second inning, Arozarena hit a 98.3 mph groundout down the middle that prevented a lunge attempt from shortstop Amed Rosario, bringing a runner home (Yandy Diaz). Here the video:

Just a simple booster, right? That was what it seemed, until the throw from outfield to third base missed José Ramírez de la Tribu, allowing another Rays to run to the plate (Wander Franco) and Arozarena to reach third.

Trying to make the best of a bad situation, Ramirez ran after the ball and threw it into the pantagon, only for it to drift away from the catcher, Austin Hedges, and bounce to the backstop. Arozarena ran to the rubber, and when pitcher Zach Plesac, backing up on the play, made his own bad shot that hit the infield turf, there was no one left on the bases to score.

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Ramirez was charged with two errors and Cuban Arozarena was credited with a single that resulted in the Rays taking an early 3-0 lead, which literally translates to a “little league home run.”

The play was reminiscent of when Randy Arozarena scored in the ninth on that hit by Brett Phillips in the 2020 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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