Curtis Granderson insisted he wasn’t dogging it. He just noticed no explanation why to chase after a ball that was once clearly a house run. Charlie Blackmon’s drive over his head to deep left-center box went over the fence, even if it isn’t being scored that means.
Replays showed the ball going over the orange line, as Granderson obviously saw as he looked up while in entrance of the fence. It’s why he most effective haphazardly jogged after the ball and calmly tossed it into the infield because the Rockies All-Superstar sped across the bases for a -run, inside of-the-park house run in Colorado’s THIRTEEN-4 rout of the Mets Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
“They made a mistake,” a fairly lively Granderson stated after the lopsided loss. “they need to challenge it. It went over the fence. What do you wish to have me to do approximately it?
“I were given the most efficient view in the space. It’s not laborious to believe they missed it, but I’m unlikely to run after a ball i know is over the fence. Whether I run after it, get it, throw it in, they’re going to test the replays, and it’s going to turn what all you men I’m certain saw. It went over the fence.”
The blast, for the time being no less than, was once Blackmon’s 2d inside-the-park homer of the season, and the fourth ever at Citi Field. The remaining player with two inside-the-park homers in a single season was Brandon Barnes of the Rockies in 2014.
Blackmon’s group-best 21st homer of the year, off Mets reliever Chasen Bradford, prolonged Colorado’s result in 11-FOUR in the seventh inning.
“I couldn’t inform very quickly,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “We heard very quickly. When Charlie used to be crossing house plate, our video man, Brian Jones, informed us that it was once a home run.
“As Gerardo Parra stated: ‘He hit home runs on the same play. that may be laborious to do.’ ”