CLEVELAND – In the end, it was pretty funny, but at the moment it happened Indians SS Francisco Lindor probably wanted to find a rock to crawl under.
The hot-hitting Tribe leadoff hitter went to the plate in the first inning Sunday ready to take on right-handed pitcher Danny Duffy of the Royals.
Which is a problem right there – Duffy is a lefty.
Lindor went to the plate wearing a right-handed batting helmet, as well as a shin guard that he would normally wear for a right-handed pitcher.
Once Lindor realized that he was facing a lefty, like Clark Kent into Superman, he quickly changed into the proper helmet and shin guard.
He flied out in his first at-bat, but on the day continued to be a terror at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and he lifted his average to now .321 on the season.
Here’s the video of the first inning hijinks from Lindor.
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