MLB: Yordan Alvarez was able to keep hitting despite three strikes against him
We have to believe that the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros was boring on Wednesday.
Still, players, managers, umpires and even spectators were sleeping on the gas when in the third inning, Astros hitter Yordan Alvarez was given an extra shot even after having had three strikes against him.
So, Alvarez took on Rich Hill to start round three. Plate umpire Jim Wolf first called a strike before the batter foul-balled for a second strike. Then, Wolf ruled another shot a strike, but didn’t call the batter out.
Nobody made a case of the situation despite the presence of players and other officials on the field. Alvarez remained in the batting box and Hill resumed his place as if nothing had happened. The one who has been the author of 30 homers and 72 RBIs so far this season finally grounded on the next shot to be officially retired.
Astros manager Dusty Baker didn’t realize anything.
« Everyone missed it, » Baker said after the game.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora was not asked about the game.
The Astros ultimately won the game 6-1.