Not one, but TWO different position players pitched for the White Sox on Tuesday
2015 has seen a truly remarkable number of position players pitching. We've seen them do well. We've seen them do, uh, not so well. We've seen them do Luis Tiant impressions. We've even seen them somehow pitch to other pitchers in American League parks.
It takes a lot for a fielder pitching to get noticed nowadays, is what we're saying. The White Sox, however, were up to the challenge: They sent out not one, but two position players to pitch the final two innings during their game against the A's on Tuesday. First up was second baseman Leury Garcia, who fanned Jason Pridie on a truly nasty two-seamer while pitching a clean frame.
But his double-play partner was determined to do him one better. Alexei (ALEXEI!) Ramirez, came on for the ninth, and immediately started shaking off the catcher like he does this every day:
Whatever pitch he decided on, the early returns were not promising:
But, like any true ace, Ramirez rebounded, inducing a ground ball to complete a scoreless frame. Maybe next time Chicago should take a page from the Ray Chang playbook and let every position throw an inning.