C.J. Cron went very low to hit a pitch that bounced before the plate
It's something that doesn't seem to happen quite often -- but whenever it does, it warrants at least a chuckle.
In the top of the sixth inning of the Rays' game with the Royals on Monday night, C.J. Cron went down 0-2 against lefty Eric Skoglund. Now in full-on protect-the-plate mode, Cron opted to swing at the next pitch ... even though it bounced well before home plate.
While Cron didn't pick up a single off the bounce (as
Besides, his role at the moment was not to strike out, so mission accomplished as far as that's concerned.