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Jonathan Schoop denied 100th career HR by the slimmest of margins

Jonathan Schoop

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop thought he had put his team up 1-0 over the mighty New York Yankees with a solo shot in the second inning Tuesday. The home run would have also given him 100 for his career, so it was a pretty sweet moment.

Only, the moment was short lived. After review (and after Schoop had proudly rounded the bases already), the umpire ruled that Schoop would end up at second base.

The ball did not in fact clear the wall. Here’s how close this one was.

That’s just brutal.

Even worse, Schoop’s teammates stranded him on third base as Baltimore failed to score a run.

This is just a continuation of what’s been a truly awful, potentially historically bad season for the O’s.