There is no denying that Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been swinging a hot bat this season. After all, the Dominican native ranks second in the American League with 21 home runs and ranks third in the league in runs batted in with 63.
But this particular at-bat during Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays didn't go so well for him. Encarnacion managed to lose hit bat not once, but twice during the same at-bat in a span of five pitches. And both times the flying bat wound up in the same area off to the third base side of the bag.
There is no telling what caused Encarnacion to lose the grip on his hitting stick multiple times. However, an educated guess may be to assume that he indulged in a full serving of buttery popcorn right before the game. Or it could simply be that he just needed to apply some more pine tar to the handle of his bat.