Matt Joyce Hits Ball Into Pitching Machine; Machine Fires Back (Video)


Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Matt Joyce got two for the price of one Thursday night.

Before taking on the Houston Astros, the Rays took their normally scheduled batting practice using a pitching machine. But instead of just hitting the ball into the field of play, Joyce pulled off some wizardry that Harry Potter would have been proud of.

Joyce somehow found a way to hit the initial pitch off the batting screen and back into the machine to be pitched again. And the machine threw back a perfect strike. Incredible.

As for the game, Joyce went 1-for-4 with a double in the Rays’ 5-0 win. Tampa Bay can only hope that Joyce’s magic can help pull the Rays out of the American League East cellar.

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