WATCH: Memphis Redbirds Third Baseman Delvin Perez bat flips the hell out of a routine fly ball to left field
During the Gwinnett Stripers and Memphis Redbirds Triple-A game last night, third baseman for the Redbirds, Delvin Perez, thought he hit a moonshot to deep left field and gave us one hell of a bat flip before rounding the bases.
The only problem? It was actually a routine fly to the warning track. Trust us on this one, you will never see a better batter reaction to a fly out to left than this.
Memphis Redbirds Delvin Perez Pimps a Routine Fly Ball
Yep, a simple F7 in the scorebook, baby. Honestly, I thought that was a home run too and the bat flip was simply perfection. The video exploded on the internet and it’s definitely a good one to write about. However, being a Philadelphia Phillies fan and watching Odubel Herrera bat flip his way to routine fly outs kind of kills this for me. I have suffered through these types of at-bats one too many times.
Regardless, the wind has been causing baseballs to stay in the park all across baseball that we have reached late September and the air has cooled down. We saw it last night with Kyle Schwarber mashing a ball to deep right field and some how, it stayed inside the park.
Two weeks ago, this hit by Schwarber would have been in the stands at Citizens Bank Park.
Then you have Aaron Judge who’s trying to break the home run record with a hit to deep centerfield at Yankee Stadium, which is basically a minor league park, which could have been the wind, or just really bad work by the camera man.
Regardless, that’s a tough look for Perez. I don’t blame him though. How could anyone playing in that ballpark see what’s happening in left field?
That scoreboard is so bright I almost had to throw on a pair of shades while watching the video.
It must have felt GREAT to be on the Stripers, knowing your left fielder just caught a routine fly ball while this dude bat flipped his way around the bases. Luckily for Perez and the Redbirds, they still walked home with a 6-1 victory over the Stripers.