Consecutive Foul Balls Strike Trash Can Lid at El Paso Chihuahuas Game [VIDEO]
What are the chances that an object gets struck by a batted ball on two consecutive pitches during a baseball game? A million to one? Well it happened Wednesday night at Southwest University Park during an El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game.
The Chihuahuas were hosting the Las Vegas 51s in the second of their four game series as the top two teams in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Southern Division battle for the top spot in the standings. With the 51s' Brandon Allen leading off in the top of the fourth inning, he fouled off the first two pitches from El Paso's Jason Lane. The first foul ball went into the Las Vegas dugout and hit a trash can. Backup catcher Johnny Monell improvised and jokingly put the trash can lid on his head to protect himself. Of course, Allen's next pitch zeroed in on the trash can lid and every member of the Las Vegas roster started celebrating the momentous feat in the dugout. Chihuahuas' radio voice Tim Hagerty gave a great description of the incident on 600 ESPN El Paso as well as the game video, which quickly went viral.