Ke’Bryan Hayes’s solo home run was erased because he forgot to touch first base.
Pirates third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a solo home run off Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler at PNC Park on Tuesday.
But, he forgot to do one important thing—step on first base.
With one out in the first inning, Hayes squeezed the home run just inside the right field foul pole. Instead of him recording his third homer of the season, a video review confirmed that Hayes stepped around first base, instead of on it, while turning on the jets running the bases.
Hayes, who had been sidelined due to discomfort in his left wrist, returned from the injured list on June 3 against the Marlins. Despite the snafu, Hayes is a promising young talent for Pittsburgh.
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