Thursday, August 15, 2013

How Not to Intentionally Walk a Batter

The Eastern League saw a rarity occur Tuesday night in a 7-inning make up game between the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) and the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins).  With the game tied at five apiece, the Rock Cats put runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs.

With a base open, Fisher Cats manager Gary Allenson decided to intentionally walk Reynaldo Rodriguez to set up a force at any base.  One little problem with that scenario - pitcher Alan Farina threw a ball that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar could not have caught if he were catching. The walk off wild pitch. (toh to Big League Stew)

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