Oakland Athletics Outfielder Chris Young Robbed of HR for 2nd Consecutive Night
Young was robbed of a ninth-inning walk-off home run on Tuesday when his towering blast was ruled just foul. The ball appeared to slightly change direction as it passed the left-field foul pole, but the umpire crew refused to change their on-field ruling after a lengthy video review.
On Wednesday, Young again had a chance to win it for the A's.
With two outs in the bottom of the 10th in a 1-1 game, Young came to the plate to face reliever Lucas Harrell. This time, Young lifted a long fly ball to left field that was indeed fair.
Unfortunately for Young, Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman stood in his way this time from a chance at glory.
Grossman's leaping catch kept the game tied, and the Astros would capitalize with a run in the top of the 11th on their way to a 2-1 victory over the A's.
With a .189 average, 10 home runs, 32 RBI and a few injuries along the way, not a whole lot has gone right for Young this season in Oakland. Add to that two potential game-winning home runs taken away, and Young will be seeing flashes of missed opportunities in his sleep.
Twitter chimed in with their thoughts on the back-to-back thievery as well.
Chris Young has to be the most frustrated player in baseball.— Tokarz's Apprentice (@DieBABIP) August 15, 2013
I wonder if Chris Young feels violated by the consecutive robberies he has recently experienced?— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) August 15, 2013
The way Chris Young's luck is going, he'll probably find a ticket on his car in the players' lot after the game. :p— Rick Tittle (@RickTittle) August 15, 2013
Young's home run-hitting days aren't over, but he'll definitely be thinking about two more he should have had.
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