On Tuesday night, the San Francisco Giants were firing on all cylinders as they scored seven runs against the Tampa Bay Rays and held them scoreless to even their three-game series.
During the game, an awkward, yet hilarious moment took place when outfielder and slugger Joc Pederson was headed for the plate after a double by Michael Conforto.
The Rays had a chance to throw Pederson out at the plate, but somehow, the veteran outfielder slide underneath the tag from catcher Rene Pinto.
Pederson was safe, but also performed an awkward roll on his slide.
On Twitter, Foul Territory posted the video of this hilarious moment.
— Foul Territory (@FoulTerritoryTV) August 16, 2023
This certainly isn’t how players are taught to slide.
Pederson tried to go feet first, but the roll was necessary because Pinto attempted to tag him out.
And so, the awkward and hilarious roll performed by Pederson worked out for the best, and it helped the Giants extend their lead over the powerful Rays to 6-0.
Still, this is typically not practiced or taught under any circumstances.
After sliding into home, Pederson looked up at the home plate umpire and told him he was safe.
When the umpire confirmed the call, Pederson burst out laughing and thanked the umpire for his cooperation.
It may not have been pretty, but it all worked out for the Giants, who ended up beating the Rays by a final score of 7-0, and Pederson’s awkward slide helped the Giants put the ballgame out of reach, securing a win for San Francisco.NEXT: Giants Rookie Experienced A Special Moment On Tuesday