Talk about wall ball. Minnesota Twins slugger Brian Dozier just missed a home run on Wednesday, hitting a ball that stuck in the seam at the top of the eight-foot wall in center field at Target Field.
The blast came in the bottom of the first inning. After a conference, umpires awarded Dozier a ground-rule double. He came around to score on a Eddie Rosario single.
This isn't the first time that Dozier has had a run-in with the outfield wall. In a 2016 game at Nationals Park, a ball that he hit stuck in the left-field wall, but it lodged in between fencing and the bottom padding and wasn't as dramatic as Wednesday's play.
Brian Dozier also stuck a ball in the wall at Nationals Park in 2016. pic.twitter.com/C97QPwQXzu— Drew Silva (@drewsilv) May 23, 2018
"I need to get our strength coach a little bit," Dozier said after the game, a 4-1 loss to the Tigers. "So you just wonder: Maybe a couple more biscuits in the morning would do the trick."
Dozier has seven homers this season after hitting 34 last year and 42 the season before that.