Mariners centerfielder Mallex Smith turned a warning track fly ball into a home run when the ball bounced off of his glove and went over the fence. Padres catcher Austin Hedges was the beneficiary of Smith’s mistake and was credited with a two-run home run.
Mallex Smith ooops over the fence it goes on the Austin Hedges blast. A 2-run shot for Hedges. pic.twitter.com/z9DzQOAh9B
— Alan Harrison (@TheFantasyFix) April 24, 2019
Mallex, what a name, didn’t do his pitcher any favors on the play, but he can still expect a gift to be sent his way. Hedges has to send him a nice gift card or bottle of wine or something. It’s not everyday that you get an assist by an outfielder on one of your home runs.
It was a really tough break for Mallex. The Padres won the game 6-3.
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