Oakland Athletics Outfielder Chris Young Robbed of HR for 2nd Consecutive Night

Doug Mead@@Sports_A_HolicCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2013

After Wednesday's game with the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics outfielder Chris Young has every reason to believe that he is completely snake-bit.

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.

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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