of the Minnesota Twins
had a close call with the outfield wall on Monday afternoon, resulting in a blooper reel moment that will be replayed for years to come.
Refsnyder thought he had a chance to catch a home run
by Baltimore Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle, but he didn't realize how close he was to the wall:
Pic.twitter.com/xbDxccjyMx — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 31, 2021
Although Refsnyder, who had never played centerfield before this season, was not hurt, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli joked after the game that there could have been another casualty.
“They should take a look at that fence, to be honest,” Baldelli told ESPN. “He might have shaken himself up a little bit, but he flat-out ran into the wall. Everyone was checking on him. He’s not going to be deterred from getting back out on the field very easily.”
Refsnyder had the last laugh, scoring the game-winning run in the 10th inning as the Twins defeated the Orioles 3-2.
The journeyman outfielder is off to his best start in his career, batting.320 in 15 games.
Rob Refsnyder crashes into the outfield wall. pic.twitter.com/aISBEHI5Oz — Baseball
GIFs (@gifs_baseball) May 31, 2021