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VIDEO: Wil Myers hits inside-the-park home run

May 4, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Watch as Wil Myers puts the Rays ahead of the Yankees in the top of the third inning Sunday afternoon in the Bronx with this three-run inside-the-park homer …

Carlos Beltran was apparently having a picnic in right field. It was the 11th inside-the-park home run in Rays franchise history and the first since Ben Zobrist recorded one on September 21, 2011.

  1. allword - May 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Reblogged this on Retrospecting Blog.

  2. Reflex - May 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    First off, I have no clue where Beltran was, it took him forever to get to it. Secondly, Myers was busy watching the fly, he didn’t even start running until he was at first. Serious problem with both Beltran and Myers’ play on that one, IMO.

    • steve7921 - May 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      Runners on first and second…Myers couldn’t start running until it was obvious the ball was down…one replayed showed Longoria wasn’t far ahead of him at all!

      • rje49 - May 4, 2014 at 6:59 PM

        No, he should run hard THEN worry about a runner ahead of him. This crap of standing there watching the ball and not running hard out of the box is why no active player is in the top 100 for career triples.

      • moogro - May 5, 2014 at 1:39 AM

        steve: huh?

    • aresachaela - May 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

      Affirmative on that! Beltran should’ve backed Ellsbury there,the ball hasn’t even left the park yet LOL!! Jeter has been 0-11 during this Tampa series, not to mention a horible 0 for 7 in the first game. I really hope this will be the last of his struggles this season. I really want him to have a good season this year knowing he’ll be gone now after this regular season and hope no injuries will happen to him…

  3. drewzducks - May 4, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Didn’t see the video but I’m guessing it was on a ground ball to shortstop?

    • aceshigh11 - May 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      Now THAT’S funny.

      • drewzducks - May 4, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        Couldn’t resist.

  4. imnotyourbuddyguy - May 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Needs more bat-flip

  5. doncorleone17 - May 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Woah ! This cat is fast !!

  6. golfrangeman - May 4, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    This is the problem I have with many baseball players. I played baseball when I was 12 and EVERYBODY backed up the other fielders, so I guess when you make millions you can just dose off.

    • hittfamily - May 4, 2014 at 9:31 PM

      Can you really not understand why a professional might not need to be backed up by “everybody”, unlike your 12 year old sandlot squad? Beltran dozed off. Don’t make it an indictment of everybody who isn’t your age and your generation.

    • mazblast - May 4, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      I agree that the backup should have been there, but you can’t indict everyone on the team. Years ago, in my brief kid ball career, we were taught when to go where, depending on where the ball was hit and where the runners were–and if something went wrong because you muffed your assignment, you could find your tail on the bench (at least if you were glove-first like me). That probably doesn’t happen now because it could damage a kid’s precious self-esteem.

      Some guys don’t really have an assignment on a ball hit to deep RC like this one, such as the SS and 3B. The former would have required waking up Jeter in any event. Beltran was asleep at the switch, the 2B muffed the relay, and they deserve criticism, but other than that, no one did anything wrong on the play.

      As for Myers, I can still hear a college pal of mine telling a self-styled “star”, “It’s hard to admire how far you hit the ball when your butt is riding the pine.”

  7. josemartez - May 4, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Did CC pull a Gerrit Cole and bark at Myers for sauntering to first?

  8. mikhelb - May 4, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    The only positive thing was Alfredo “el patón” Aceves pitching very well in relief: 5 1/3 inn, 3 Hits, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 Ks with a good mix of fastballs, cutters, curves, etcetera.

    • pisano - May 4, 2014 at 11:46 PM

      All Aceves had to do was get out of Boston, there was a mutual hate going on there. He was no problem in his first stint with the Yankees, and I have a feeling he’ll do the same this time also. Boston fans can say what they want about him, but the guy has a rubber arm, and he’ll take the ball anytime he’s called on. He just had to get out of Boston.

  9. moogro - May 5, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    With that bounce rolling right to him in right field, if Beltran was trying Myers would be on second or third at most, and might be thrown in the process.

  10. stlouis1baseball - May 5, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    There are only three possible things Carlos could have been doing during this play.

    1) Standing completely flat-fotted watching the entire play unfold and only starting to move after the ball starts rolling his way.

    2) Talking to fans along the right field foul line.

    3) Rolling around on the ground with back spasms.

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