Just when you think you’ve seen it all in a baseball game, the Dodgers and Pirates try to top it. Playing in the first game of a 3-game set on Tuesday night, something wild happened in the very first inning.
Pirates’ third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes took a Walker Buehler fastball deep to right field and clanged one off of the foul pole. As he circled the bases, there were questions on if the ball went out. The Dodgers fielded the ball that came back on the field and fired it into second base.
The Dodgers then challenged the play which clearly looked like the ball had gone out. But when the umpires took off their headsets, they signaled that Hayes was called out.
This was why the young infielder was called out by the officiating crew.
Oh no ????
Ke'Bryan Hayes hit a ball over the fence… But was called out because he failed to touch 1st base.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 9, 2021
That’s right, Hayes missed first base when he was circling on his homerun. The Dodgers later revealed that it was Austin Barnes who saw it happen in real-time from the dugout. Los Angeles appealed over at first base before the replay, and Hayes was called out after review.
Funny enough, the scoring was ruled as a flyout to first base with the change. I’m not sure how they come up with that be, but the Dodgers were just happy to see an early run erased off of the board. Los Angeles went on to win this one 5-3 after Kenley Jansen was forced to come on in the 9th inning.