Jason Kipnis Not Quite Tall Enough to Save Carlos Carrasco No-Hitter (Video + Pic)
Could the Cleveland Indians ask for more production from second baseman Jason Kipnis? No way. The guy is batting an insane .350/.423/.518 this year.
Could Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco wish that Jason Kipnis were just a few inches taller? Yes. Yes he could.
Don’t get me wrong, at 5’11” tall, Kipinis isn’t exactly short. But on Wednesday against the Rays, Carrasco lost a no hitter with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth when a soft liner off the bat of Joey Butler sailed inches over the glove of a leaping Kipnis. If the Indians’ second baseman had been a little taller, he might have clinched the franchise’s first no-hitter since 1981.
Take a look:
Of course, nobody feels as bad about Jason Kipnis not being taller than Jason Kipnis. And after the game, he posted this sweet photo and accompanying caption on Instagram:
Don’t beat yourself up, Kipnis. At least you’re not Jim Joyce.