GIF: Jonny Gomes' very subtle foul tip strikeout

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In the six inning of Saturday afternoon's game (GameTracker), Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes struck out against Astros lefty Brett Oberholtzer. There is nothing particularly notable about that in and of itself, though Gomes does tend to mash lefties. Still, he's not going to get a hit every time up.

Technically, Oberholtzer struck Gomes out swinging. To the naked eye, it looked more like a called strike three on a pitch too far inside and maybe a little high. Here's the pitch:

Did you see what happened there? It's subtle. Here's the explanation:

Striking out on a foul tip off the knob of the bat definitely feels like something that could only happen to these 2014 Red Sox. It's been that kind of year.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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