This was an odd moment in Tuesday night's Rangers-Red Sox game. Red Sox outfielder Brock Holt chased a Pence's Pence in right. Holt misjudged the ball on the fly and failed to haul it, and the ball caromed off the low wall and back onto the track in deep right field. Holt could already have it, but instead it appeared to suffer some sort of comprehensive electrical failure and lay slumped over the wall for, well, quite a long time. Long time, in fact, for Pence to cruise around the bases for the easiest inside-the-park home run you'll ever see
There's a fair chance nothing could have stopped Pence from scoring once Holt became the catch, but it's pretty remarkable that the ball was left sitting dead still tucked up against the outfield wall seconds after pence has already crossed home plate. What was Holt doing? Did the wall knock the wind out of him? Did he jam his dick and balls on the catch? Did he spot a delicious Jolly rancher under a fan's seat?
This was Holt's second significant blooper in two days, the kind of thing you will chuckle at as long as you are not in the Red Sox fan. Monday night he was thrown out at home by Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara by as much as 25 feet, in the ninth inning of the Red Sox game would go on to lose.
Might be time to shake out Holt's old batteries and replace them with a fresh ones.