Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos is pretty good at stealing home runs. Not as skilled as teammate Mike Trout, perhaps, but he's on record doing some incredible things whilst leaping at the fence.
Well, sometimes fence bites back. The one at Angel Stadium did Tuesday night, when Bourjos lost his glove after reaching over the fence — and appearing to catch — what became a home run by Carlos Santana of the Cleveland Indians. The impact of Bourjos hitting his gloved hand on top of the concrete nougat of the fence jarred the entire package over the side.
It's all in the wrists for Bourjos, who has been struggling with pain in his right wrist ever since being hit with a pitch there in late June. He wears his glove on his left hand, though.
Losing the home run and his glove made him sad, momentarily:
But then he realized he still needed his glove; it was only the seventh inning.
A coincidental play in the 12th dripped with near-irony when Michael Bourn of the Indians saved the game with a great catch at the fence that robbed Hank Conger of extra bases, possibly a home run, and the game-winning RBI.
Drew Stubbs finally put the Indians ahead in the 14th with a two-run home run that nobody leaped for.