Astros reliever Tony Sipp pitches, then plays right field, then pitches again in same inning
Things started off pretty normal for reliever Tony Sipp on Monday night. He pitched a scoreless seventh inning and then struck out D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra to kick off the bottom of the eighth:
And then, things got weird. Astros manager Bo Porter brought in right-hander Jerome Williams to face Paul Goldschmidt. But instead of taking Sipp out, Porter moved the pitcher to right field:
Sipp seemed a bit nervous, but ready for his foray into the outfield as a big leaguer.
Williams ended up walking Goldschmidt. Porter returned to the field and called Sipp back to the mound to face Miguel Montero:
The southpaw never missed a beat, striking out the D-backs catcher with a nasty breaking ball:
Sipp was finally taken out of the game after that, but it's a rare, all-over-the-field performance that he'll probably never forget. The Astros won by a final score of 4-3.