Archie Bradley's RBI triple put one D-backs fan on the hook for an Archie Bradley tattoo
When Archie Bradley stepped to the plate with two on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh of Wednesday night's NL Wild Card Game, D-backs fans probably weren't too optimistic about Arizona increasing its lead. That's no knock on Bradley, who's been lights-out as the team's setup man this year -- it's just that, well, he's a reliever, one with a lifetime batting average of .098
The chances of Bradley getting a hit against Rockies reliever Pat Neshek seemed slim. So slim, in fact, that one D-backs fan went so far as to put an Archie Bradley tattoo on the line:
If Archie Bradley plates a run, I'm getting his face tattooed on my back tomorrow.- Jeff Buss (@JBuss9) October 5, 2017
Sure, getting another person's face tattooed on your back is a huge commitment, but come on -- there's no way Bradley would actually come through, right? ... Right?
As you may have heard by now, Bradley laced a two-run triple into the gap in left-center, helping the D-backs to an 11-8 win. And yes, he checked his Twitter mentions after the game:
You better do it- Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) October 5, 2017
Now that it had gone from hypothetical to reality, Jeff was understandably unsure about the whole thing:
I was wondering if you'd see this or not! I don't know if I can go through with it!- Jeff Buss (@JBuss9) October 5, 2017
Might we suggest a compromise: Grow out the Bradley beard for the remainder of the postseason.