Houston Astros batter Yordan Alvarez pulled off one of the rarest performances in MLB, scoring four hits instead of three in an at-bat. Most players would strike after recording their third shot, but not Alvarez. It just goes to show how dominant he was on offense, even referees have different rules for him!
The only possible explanation is that the referee forgot one of the strike calls. The surprising thing is that the thrower, the catcher, and even the broadcasters didn’t seem to notice either. It’s impossible to say whether Alvarez noticed or not because he probably wouldn’t say anything about it if he did.
A clip of the strange and unique game was posted by on Twitter Jomboy Media.
“Yordan Alvarez had four strikes in an at-bat and nobody noticed?” – Jomboy media
Fortunately, no real damage was done as Alvarez was kicked out on first base. This hilarious moment in the game between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox won’t soon be forgotten.
The officially recorded stats are also very fun to look at and you won’t see them very often.
“Lol” – Ilan Ben Moshe
This is one of the strangest and most unpredictable moments in recent gaming history, and that’s what makes baseball so great. Almost anything can happen during the game; even change the rules due to forgetfulness.
The Houston Astros’ history of dodging the rules only makes this moment all the more fun
The Houston Astros’ use of a sign-stealing system may have led them to a World Series championship, but they’ve also been branded as cheaters. Jordan Alvarez wasn’t with the Astros or MLB in 2017. This did not prevent the Internet from making jokes about it, which took four strikes to solve.
“cheating smh again” – Yankees Muse
While this was clearly an accident, it would be impressive if the Astros could do it regularly as it would give them a huge advantage. Of course, Yordan Alvarez no longer needs an advantage. With a .307 batting average and 30 homers this year, he’s one of the best offensive players in the league.
This mid-season highlights package from YouTube reaffirms just how great Alvarez was in 2022.
It may have taken four shots to get Alvarez out, but the Red Sox pulled it off despite the unforeseen hurdle.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/baseball/icymi-houston-astros-superstar-yordan-alvarez-somehow-records-4-strikes-single-bat-without-anyone-noticing?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Houston Astros superstar Yordan Alvarez somehow records 4 strikes in a single at bat without anyone noticing