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Brendan Ryan hit the ball twice on the same swing

Aug 7, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

It’s a slow news day so you get to see a Brendan Ryan single in which he hit the ball twice with the same swing: Wheeeeee!


That’s more contact on this one swing than he’ll usually make in ten.

  1. ezthinking - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Porcello should make a sandwich if he’s going to be that far inside Ryan’s kitchen.

  2. emrtgb - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Big deal. Hunter Pence hit the ball THRICE in one swing in the 2012 NLCS. Enjoy.

    • mscxvd - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM


  3. gloccamorra - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    There’s no penalty for hitting a batted ball? In golf, it’s two strokes! What’s to stop a batter from hitting a pop up straight up and swinging at it again?

    • baberuthslegs - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      Probably the fact that the catcher would be standing there trying to catch the ball?

    • Bryz - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      The fact that it’s pretty damn tough to hit a pop-up, park yourself underneath it, and then attempt to hit it again? The best you’re going to do is just hit another pop-up. The worst you’re going to do is swing and hit whichever fielder is attempting to catch the ball.

    • larrymahnken - Aug 7, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Because you’d be out.

      There’s no penalty for doing it inadvertently, though.

  4. pete2112 - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    So instead of a story on Shane Green’s pitching gem against one of the better offensive teams in the league, you pick this as your Yankees story.

    • pisano - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      @ pete2112, one hell of a good point, the kid pitched his ass off, and all that’s mentioned is a double hit on the same swing.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:16 PM

      Lets see how Shane Green would do against Jack Pallance. In my books, he is no Allan Ladd.

  5. jtpercell - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:56 PM


  6. tfbuckfutter - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Maybe he could swing the bat faster if he wasn’t wearing that ridiculously tacky necklace.

  7. spudchukar - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    “That’s more contact than he will usually make in ten”– That’s mean spirited, inaccurate, and lame. You are better than that.

    • tfbuckfutter - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      He has a career OPS in the 600s, and an OPS+ of 71

      And over the last 4 years it’s .575 and 65.

      In other words….shut up.

      • spudchukar - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:17 PM

        Ooh. Tough guy. Another online badass.

      • yankeefan1950 - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:51 PM

        Internet anonymity is better than booze when it comes to showing courage.

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:29 PM

        But whining about someone making jokes about the crappiness of a really crappy player is definitely better.

  8. hushbrother - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Hunter Pence triple tapped the ball, Game 7, 2012 NLCS, 3rd inning.

  9. sfm073 - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    I was expecting a comment like that to be made by a poster, but for a paid writer it’s uncalled for. Just remember your a blogger and he’s a professional baseball player.

    • Bryz - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      Meanwhile *you’re* leaving a comment on a blog we’re supposed to take seriously.

  10. miguelcairo - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Hey Peeps, because you weren’t filled in:
    Greene: 8+IP, 0 R, 5 H, 5 K’s.

  11. proudlycanadian - Aug 7, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    By the way, thought the play was interesting enough to post the video. Hitting the ball more than once in one swing is a very are event especially when you consider how many times batters hit a ball during a season.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 7, 2014 at 6:42 PM

      Edit function: “MLB”

  12. jimmyt - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    He should be playing SS every day for the Yankees.

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