If Matt Joyce attempted to recreate the hit you are about to see below, it would likely be impossible to do. In fact, it would likely be impossible for any major leaguer to recreate Joyce’s magic at the Tampa Bay Rays batting practice yesterday.
As Joyce was warming up in batting practice, he hit one of the balls directly up in the air. During a game, this would have been an easy pop up out for the opposing teams catcher. During batting practice, however, the ball careened off of the protective net above Joyce and somehow landed directly back into the pitching machine.
To top it all off, the ball was then re-pitched to Joyce through the pitching machine in one fluid motion. It is pretty surreal to watch, and I am sure you will want to see it over and over again.
Check out the one in a million hit in the video below:
Joyce is the designated hitter for the Rays, who are currently dead last in the AL east with a deplorable 29-45 record. The Rays are currently 12 games back from the first place team, the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joyce is batting .266 thus far this season with 54 hits and three home runs.