Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez has completed one of the rarest feats in the MLB, getting four strikes in an at-bat instead of three. Most players would strike out after recording their third strike, but not Alvarez. It just goes to show how dominant of an offensive tear he has been on, even umpires have different rules for him!
The only possible explanation is that the umpire forgot one of the strike calls. The surprising part is that the pitcher, catcher, and even broadcasters also did not seem to notice. It’s impossible to say whether or not Alvarez noticed, because he probably wouldn’t say anything about it if he did.
A clip of the strange and unique play was posted to Twitter by Jomboy Media.
“Yordan Alvarez got four strikes in an at-bat and simply nobody noticed?” – Jomboy Media
Thankfully, there was no real harm done, as Alvarez was thrown out at firstbase. This hilarious moment in the game between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox will not be forgotten anytime soon.
The officially recorded statistics are also very fun to look at, and are not something that you will see very often.
“Lol” – Ilan Ben Moshe
This is one of the strangest, most unpredictable moments in recent game history, and it’s what makes baseball great. Almost anything can happen during the game; even changing the rules due to forgetfulness.