In the fifth inning, Adell made a play error on a deep fly ball from Nick Solak’s bat. Adell initially misjudged the ball, but got into a position to catch. However, the ball came out of his glove and over the right field fence.
Adell’s blunder was ultimately considered a four-goal error after initially being judged as a home run.
The game brought back memories of a different “four base error” involving the Rangers.
At least Adell wasn’t hit in the head.
Adell came in the spring ranked by CBS Sports as baseball’s second-best prospect, behind only Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco. In his first four Major League games, Adell had finished 2 for 14 with one run and eight strikeouts. Adell is expected to take over as an everyday defender alongside Mike Trout at center, and it is likely that he will start improving his initial MLB numbers once he starts to play full time. The Angels, meanwhile, are off to a disappointing start, sporting a 5-10 record in Sunday’s game.