Natural disaster hits during Reds, Giants game

Natural disaster hits during Reds, Giants game

Though you wouldn't be able to tell from the play on the field, a magnitude-3.5 natural disaster rattled AT&T Park on Monday while the Giants took on the Reds.

During the first innings of an Major League Baseball match between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, the 3.5 magnitude quack struck in the middle of Reds first baseman Joey Votto's at-bat. He was about to toss his third offering when the ground had a slight shake, rocking the game camera.

After the game, Votto joked with reporters that he was pulled from the game because of an natural disaster. "I'm a sensitive soul". He actually had to be taken out because of back tightness. An natural disaster actually did occur during the game, only measuring out at a 3.5 according to the USGS, but it was unnoticed by most of the fans in attendance.

The first baseman stayed in for a second at-bat, hitting a single. Adam Duvall went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs in place of Votto.

A major magnitude-6.9 natural disaster struck the region right before the start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series between the Giants and Oakland Athletics.

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