Ronald Torreyes threw his bat at the ball to stay alive, then drove in the tying run on the next pitch
Some pitches are just nastier than others. And when a hitter is on the wrong end of a count in an at-bat, he's at a disadvantage, the pitcher having all kinds of opportunities to entice him to swing and miss.
Diaz snapped off an 89.3-mph slider low and away, attempting to get Torreyes to offer on a pitch that he had no business making contact on. Torreyes swung, but he somehow made contact anyway:
Just ... how?
That amazing effort kept the at-bat going, and Torreyes cracked a game-tying single to left field on the next offering, as seen atop this post.
The lesson here, obviously: Never give up, hitters. Never.