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Colby Rasmsus hits Minute Maid Park roof, picks up single

Colby Colby Rasmus' hot start continues, just not the way you expected it to.

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Colby Rasmus has been red-hot for the Astros this postseason, he is 5-for-10 with three home runs. He didn't hit a home run today (yet), but he did hit something -- the Minute Maid Park roof!

Rasmus was batting in the eight, lifting a pitch to right field that seemed destined for Alex Rios' glove on the warning track. The ball had other plans, bouncing off the Minute Maid Park roof and almost making it back into the infield. It was not called a dead ball as the roof is play.

The Minute Maid Park ground rules state:


  • Batted ball strikes roof over fair territory:
    • Ball shall be judged fair or foul in relation to where it strikes the ground or is touched by a fielder.
    • If caught by fielder, batter is out and runners advance at own risk.
  • Batted ball strikes roof over foul territory: DEAD BALL
  • Basically, stating that a fair ball off the roof is fair game. Foul balls have hit the roof in the past, but this is probably the first time it's happen with a fair ball -- especially in such a big game.