Edwin Encarnacion is one of baseball’s best power hitters, but he isn’t known for his exceptional speed. But on Monday, the Cleveland Indians slugger was fast enough hitting an inside the park home run.
Encarnacion launched a ball into the left field corner. It not only nearly cleared the wall, but it was almost foul. As such, Los Angeles Angels Angels left fielder Justin Upton didn’t bother chasing after the ball.
That was a mistake.
THAT JUST HAPPENED! WOW!
EDWIN ENCARNACION HITS AN INSIDE THE PARK HOME RUN!!
— CS Nation (@_CSNation_) April 3, 2018
While it was close to being foul, the ball clearly hit the line.
Edwin Encarnacion missed a home run on the fly by inches, so he had to run 360 feet for one instead. pic.twitter.com/HbhTQQN9Gu
— Zachary D. Rymer (@zachrymer) April 3, 2018
That’s certainly not the way that Encarnacion expected to hit his third home run of the season. Still, both he and the Indians will take it.