ARLINGTON, Texas -- It turns out that Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin was calling for the ball that was dropped in the outfield during Wednesday's game, but Shin-Soo Choo couldn't hear his high-pitched teammate.
"We're trying to work with Leonys on getting some bass in his voice," manager Ron Washington joked Thursday morning. "Then Choo would have heard him. It's just communication, that's all."
Martin and Choo came in to field a fly ball off the bat of Mike Zunino in the fourth inning and bumped into each other. The ball glanced off Martin's glove, but neither player was given an error. It was scored as a hit.
"He said he was calling it the whole way, but he was at a tenor voice and it was mixing in with the crowd," Washington said. "We've got a speech coach we're bringing in to help him get some bass in his voice."
Martin ended up as the hero in Wednesday's walkoff victory, delivering a single in the bottom of the ninth to complete the Rangers' 3-2 comeback. Martin is 6-for-18 in this homestand, but the triple in the eighth inning snapped an 0-for-11 stretch for him.