Rangers catcher/first baseman J.P. Arencibia throws 10-pitch scoreless inning
J.P. Arencibia throws scoreless inning for Rangers
They tell a legend down in Texas about the kind of ballplayer who looks like one thing but transforms into another. Sometimes, when the night gets real late or the score gets real high, you can see him stride out of the dugout, smile on his face and hope in his heart. Yes, boys and girls, he's the position player who pitches.
The stories are true, they whispered, he's throwing knuckleballs. While Arencibia did pitch a scoreless inning, giving up only one hit over 10 pitches, he did not do it with knucklers:
Those were not knuckle balls just super slow gravity pitches... At 73 mph they have to drop.. #ThatWasFun- jp arencibia (@jparencibia9) August 14, 2014
Then he melted back into the dugout, never to be seen on the mound again.
Until, of course, he is. Arencibia is the third position player to throw for the Rangers this season.