C.J. Cron hit a ball that bounced in front of the plate


I was thinking of trying to find a cricket match when I’m in England, but if I crap out on that I can at least watch highlights of last night’s Rays-Royals game.

It wasn’t much of a game, but in addition to that Adeiny Hechavarria juke-and-jive I mentioned in the recaps this morning, it featured C.J. Cron, doing his Vladimir Guerrero impersonation and hitting a wicked googly off of the bounce:


Sadly it was an out. Vlad probably would’ve tripled off that bad boy, but he’s a Hall of Famer, so it’s not fair to hold Cron to that standard. It was still pretty cool, though.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.