A strange play that confused everyone in the game of Reds and Orioles

There was a strange play at Great American Ball Park on Saturday night.

A reminder that baseball can be beautiful and confusing, each in its own way.

At the bottom of the fifth inning, just minutes after Joey Foto’s 10th home smash of the season to give the Reds a 5-2 lead, a short series of hoopla ensued.

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With one exit, Kyle Farmer raised a single blow into a shallow right field.

Right behind him, Nick Senzel charged a line in the left field wall with left Orioles player Austin Hayes tracking him all the way.

A powerful kick streak of a Baltimore Orioles racket Jorge Matteo (3) flies over the head of Cincinnati Reds quarterback Nick Senzel (15) for a three-pointer 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 Friday, 29 July, 2022. The Orioles scored four runs at the top of ninth to claim a 6-2 win over the Reds.

Hayes, who timed his jump perfectly, smoothly cornered the ball from the wall in his glove. Hayes quickly turned and sent the ball back.

Snzel said, “I saw him hit the wall but, you know, the farm didn’t. That’s exactly what it was. It’s not like he’s doing anything, just playing the game. He’s got a hard corner. to the man’s gauntlet but he still throws it to first base.”

Farmer was walking away from Senzel’s connection.

“Nick hit her hard,” said Farmer. “I saw (Hayes) jump and jump really high and I saw the ball in his glove, so I ran back and slipped the scorpion, maybe he had a concussion, but I don’t know. I feel bad because Nick didn’t get hit because of that because you hit a ball so hard from You’re supposed to get it. I just thought he caught it.”

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