This Has To Be The Worst Way To Strike Out

Definitely the most painful.

In the bottom of the seventh inning of Monday night’s Diamondbacks-Reds game, Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips was hit in the knee by a pitch.

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Unfortunately, he swung before the ball hit him, so he was ruled out.

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And then the same thing happened to Los Angeles shortstop Erick Aybar in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians.

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Like Phillips, Aybar was hit in the knee, but came around with his swing, so he was called out.

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What’s the opposite of killing two birds with one stone? Because that’s what these guys just did.

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6. Watch the video here:

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