Red Sox's Rafael Devers robbed of HR by girder

null null Baseball null For once, people are complaining about a ball that didn't go out of Minute Maid Park.Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers was robbed of a home run in the second inning Saturday against the Astros because he hit the ball too high. Yes, you read that right, he hit it too high.MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZN The Boston infielder had to settle for a double on a drive that came off the bat at 105 mph because the ball bounced off a girder of Minute Maid Park's roof and landed in the field of play.When a ball hits a girder夜网论坛 in the field of play at the park, it is a live ball and defenders play it where it lands. If it lands in foul territory, the ball is dead. In this instance, it was a live ball and not a home run as it landed inside the right-field foul line.The ball was projected by Statcast to travel 363 feet and for a home run into the right-field seats. Devers instead wound up at second base. Boston failed to score in the inning and the game remained tied 0-0.Here is photo evidence of the damage the girder did to the ball:Here’s the scratch mark from the Minute Maid Park roof girder on the Rafael[......]

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