Most inside-the-park home runs require a bit of luck and a lot of hustle. Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers got more than enough luck to make up for a lack of hustle out of the batter's box during the third inning against the New York Yankees on Sunday.
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury jumped into the wall while trying to catch a shot off the bat of Myers, but the ball hit the wall and rolled away from him. At that point, Myers went from jogging to busting it around the bases. By the time right fielder Carlos Beltran got to the ball, the Yankees had very little chance of throwing Myers out:
Despite not running out of the box, Myers was able to cruise his way to a three-run inside-the-park home run.
There's just something about playing the Yankees that Myers likes:
Rays OF Wil Myers has 4 HR, 13 RBI in 7 games vs. Yankees this season. Myers has 0 HR, 4 RBI in 23 games vs. rest of MLB.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 4, 2014