Cardinals outfielder Marcel Ozuna scaled the wall at Busch Stadium but misjudged how far the ball was hit.
Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Cardinals OF Marcel Ozuna climbs wall, but where's the ball? In front of him

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That happened to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Marcel Ozuna, who attempted a perfect leap to snag the baseball before it cleared the fence during Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The problem? The ball was nowhere near the fence

During the eighth inning at Busch Stadium, Ozuna raced to the wall to chase a fly ball hit by Kiké Hernandez. After jumping, Ozuna realized the ball was falling several feet in front of the warning track.

Ozuna literally fell flat on his face, and the ball skipped past him and bounced into the stands, giving Hernandez a ground-rule double. Meanwhile, the pitchers in the Dodgers bullpen had a great laugh at Ozuna’s expense.

It’s a highlight video, but not the kind Ozuna will enjoy. Fortunately for him and the Cardinals, the gaffe did not figure into the final result, as the Cardinals won 4-0.

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