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Whoops! Francisco Lindor Goes to the Plate Wearing the Wrong Helmet and Shin Guard

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.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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