An inside-the-park homer is rare. Two inside-the-park homers is crazy. Indeed, before last night it hadn’t happened since 1997. Logan Forsythe of the Rays and Jarrod Dyson of the Royals each did it last night.
Forsythe’s is nothing to celebrate, of course, as it came on the play where Alex Gordon was injured. He could be out months and it could greatly affect the playoff race. I imagine even Forsythe isn’t terribly happy to have his homer under such circumstances.
Dyson’s, in its own way, was made possible by the Gordon injury inasmuch as he wasn’t in the game until he came in to replace him in left field. His inside-the-parker was a function of a couple of misguided plays on defense that did not quite rise to the level of errors, which is often the case. A dive that maybe shouldn’t have been dove/diven/dived, chief among them.
[mlbvideo id=”243582883″ width=”600″ height=”336″ /]
Still, the box score rules all, and in the box score these were both inside-the-parkers.