Alfonso Soriano has been scorching hot since he rejoined the New York Yankees at the trade deadline. In fact, he has been hitting the ball so well that he is starting to think fly ball outs are home runs.
With New York leading 2-0 in the top of the sixth on Saturday night, Soriano thought he had given his team an insurance run when he launched a fly ball to left field. He flipped his bat, took a cocky skip down the first base line, and then proceeded to watch his ball turn into the second out of the inning.
The play wasn’t quite as bad as this premature home run pimping we showed you a few months ago, but it was pretty embarrassing. To make matters worse, the Yankees went on to lose 4-2. It definitely wasn’t Soriano’s brightest moment of the year.
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