Talking Giants Baseball: A San Francisco Giants/Baseball Blog: VIDEO: Josh Reddick robs Michael Morse of two home runs in Cactus League opener

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

VIDEO: Josh Reddick robs Michael Morse of two home runs in Cactus League opener

Josh Reddick chases down a fly ball at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
Credit: Keith Allison via Flickr.
The Oakland A's routed the Giants 10-5 in Wednesday's Cactus League opener, but that wasn't the story.

A's outfielder Josh Reddick robbed new Giant Michael Morse of a home run not once--but twice, leaping over the right-field wall to bring back at least four runs the Giants would have scored in the game.

The first case of highway robbery happened in the second inning against Jesse Chavez. Morse thought he could make an impression right away by hitting an opposite-field shot, but Reddick would have none of that.

Here's the video of both incredible catches:

Although the stats do not count on Morse's baseball card, he for sure wanted to make a good impression on the Giants by showing them right away he will be a power force in the lineup.

Morse was in disbelief after the second home-run robbery and understandably so. That would have been two home runs and four RBIs right away to show the Giants his wrist has completely healed.

But Morse laughed it off after the game, according to's Chris Haft.

But the Giants do have to like how Morse is displaying opposite-field power, whether or not he is rewarded on his baseball card.

Morse will have another chance Friday against the Brewers, as Opening Day starter Madison Bumgarner will take the hill in his Cactus League debut.

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