Deven Marrero hit his first home run with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday — really, he did.
But then he didn’t? But still kinda did? Whatever.
Marrero, who was traded to the D-Backs from the Boston Red Sox prior to the regular season, took Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Rich Hill deep in the fourth inning. The three-run job gave the Snakes a 6-1 lead and provided Marrero with his first big moment with the desert-dwellers. High-fives all around.
Except the play went under review, and replay showed that Marrero barely passed out-to-lunch teammate Alex Avila on the basepaths. Umpires then called Marrero out and awarded him a two-run single.
Check this out:
Hey, rules are rules.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo understandably felt bad for Marrero after the game.
Don’t worry, Deven: You’ll get your first (second?) home with the D-Backs soon enough.
At the end of the day, the bizarre play had little effect on the outcome of the game. Arizona went on to pound the Dodgers 9-1, improving to 11-3 on the young season.
As for the Dodgers, they dropped to a disappointing 4-9 with the loss.
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