In the US Major League (MLB)안전놀이터, a rare scene occurred where a player hit 12 consecutive fouls in one at-bat and even recorded a hit.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander entered the plate as the starting batter in the top of the 8th inning in an away game against the Kansas City Royals today (3rd) local time.
Against right-handed bullpen Taylor Clarke, Santander fouled 14 pitches in a row, starting with 3 pitches in a 1-ball, 1-strike situation. He had 12 consecutive fouls.
MLB.COM reported that only 10 hitters in the major leagues have committed 12 or more fouls this season.
Santander, who picked out a ball that came in low on the 15th pitch, made a hit by sending the 16th ball to the right fielder even as the bat broke. He had only 16 hits.
Due to Santander’s tenacious game, Clark, whose number of pitches increased significantly, threw 34 pitches in just one inning of the 8th inning and gave up 1 run.
Santander was Baltimore’s representative batter with 33 home runs and 89 RBIs last year, and also participated as a representative of Venezuela in the WBC (World Baseball Classic).
Baltimore hit 15 hits, including two homers from center hitter Ryan Mountcastle, to beat Kansas City 11-7 to reach its 20th win of the season. The only team to reach 20 wins in the American League (AL) is the Tampa Bay Rays in the same East Division.