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.
Miiiiiissed it by that much. 😕 pic.twitter.com/YUsM17S7Gl
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) July 10, 2018
That’s just brutal.
Even worse, Schoop’s teammates stranded him on third base as Baltimore failed to score a run.
So the Orioles had a leadoff HR in B2 by Jon Schoop reversed into a double by ump review. The Orioles then got Schoop to third but couldn't bring him in. Is it too obvious to say here that the Orioles have trouble scoring without the longball? 0-0 T3.
— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) July 10, 2018
This is just a continuation of what’s been a truly awful, potentially historically bad season for the O’s.