Can’t. Cease. Watching.
Rob Refsnyder is taking advantage of the Twins’ outfield damage scenario. Stud middle fielder Byron Buxton was positioned on the injured checklist on Could 7 with a hip pressure and his alternative, Jake Cave, landed on the IL per week later with a fracture in his again. That opened the door for Refsnyder, a 30-year-old utility participant who earlier than this 12 months had performed elements of 5 main league seasons.
Refsnyder has been tearing it up on the plate since his call-up. He’s batted .320/.364/.500 in 16 video games and has played some pretty good defense. However he had solely performed 14 video games as a professional in middle discipline earlier than his promotion, so he’s nonetheless getting the dangle of his new place.
In Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Orioles, Refsnyder’s unfamiliarity in middle gave us a blooper for the ages. After Ryan Mountcastle despatched a towering shot to deep middle, Refsnyder tracked the ball again towards the fence—and he saved on monitoring it till he bounced off the wall.
It’s unimaginable to say what number of occasions I’ve watched that clip since Sunday afternoon. Even earlier than I made a decision to steer Sizzling Clicks with it, I’d let it loop endlessly. It’s an ideal blooper. Refsnyder seems to be so assured as he makes an attempt to evaluate whether or not he can leap and convey the ball again over the fence. The way in which he caroms off the wall and rolls when he hits the bottom is unbelievable.
It’s a very routine baseball play that instantly turns into a traditional little bit of slapstick comedy. And it’s completely acceptable to snicker at him as a result of he was not injured. He was capable of bounce again to his toes with solely a bruised ego.
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