Kurt Suzuki tried to frame a pitch but shrouded it in mystery instead
A premise of pitch framing -- a catcher's ability to present pitches so that they are more likely to be called strikes -- is that the catcher knows where the pitch is going in advance. During Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Nationals, Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki showed what framing a pitch looks like when the catcher gets confused by the pitch:
There's an old saying that goes: sometimes you frame the pitch, sometimes the pitch frames you. Or at least it goes something like that. Suzuki somehow managed to both frame Arodys Vizcaino's pitch and be framed by the pitch at the same time.
The result of such an unusual state of affairs, it seems, was to make the location of the pitch a complete mystery.