POSITION PLAYER PITCHING ALERT: Rangers IF Adam Rosales comes in, surrenders HR
POS. PLAYER PITCHING ALERT: Rangers IF Adam Rosales
It appears no one can slow down the Blue Jays offense and the Rangers are no exception. Especially not when they're trotting out infielders instead of relief pitchers.
The Jays entered their weekend series against the Rangers with an MLB-best 405 runs and proceeded to tack another 12 on for good measure. Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the first inning and the rest of the Blue Jays lineup never looked back.
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Things were out of hand for most of the game which can mean only one thing ...
POSITION PLAYER PITCHING ALERT!
Rangers manager Jeff Banister called upon infielder Adam Rosales to stop the bleeding and it went about as well as you'd expect a position player making his first career pitching appearance against the best-hitting team in MLB would go.
A valiant effort, but not exactly helpful. The Jays went on to win 12-2 and, even with five other such instances in recent weeks, we're still not sick of seeing guys who don't pitch, well, pitch.