Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, whose habit of falling to one knee while batting is second only to his absolute hatred of having his head touched in a ranking of Adrian Beltre quirks, did not expect a 61-mph pitch from Red Sox reliever Fernando Abad in Wednesday’s game. The result was a powerful man somewhat falling over because his brain and body disagreed.

Though Beltre was able to restrain himself, Abad’s pitch floated across the plate for strike two anyway:


Beltre finished the at-bat by lining out to short. They can’t all be homers from one knee.