There's a reason they say you should cover all of your bases.
Ke'Bryan Hayes, a rookie for the Pittsburgh Pirates
, discovered this the hard way on Tuesday when he hit a home run
in the first inning but was called out due to a missed first base. (Watch
the video below.)
The Los Angeles
Dodgers challenged the home run, and a replay showed that Hayes did not touch first base while rounding the bases.
The erroneous home run provided the impetus for Los Angeles pitcher Walker Buehler to pitch seven scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 5-3 victory.
When Hayes made the error, he was still running hard.
“Obviously, Ke’ got caught watching the ball,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “It’s one of those things where Ke’ thought he caught the back corner of [the bag], and he didn’t. If he even thinks he misses it, he has to go back and touch it.”
Something you don't see every day!Ke'Bryan Hayes hit a home run for the Pirates, but failed to reach first base. The #Dodgers challenged and won, and Hayes is out! pic.twitter.com/RsAqyLRCoS — Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) June 8, 2021