No runs were scored in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s Reds-Giants game at AT&T Park — and even if there were, it’d be the visiting team scoring, so not many in the crowd would cheer — but the place was rockin’ anyway. Why? Earthquake.
It wasn’t a big earthquake. Only a magnitude 3.5 number, centered a bit east of Oakland. There were no reports of damage or injuries, though it did cause BART to be delayed by about ten minutes. People felt it in a pretty wide area, but they didn’t feel much.
It could be noticed if you were watching the ballgame on NBC Sports Bay Area, though. Check it out as they rumble and sway:
The Giants won the game 10-7. Brandon Belt‘s eighth inning homer and three RBI was the biggest aftershock.
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.