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Giants catcher Andrew Susac banks a single off of the ... umpire?

Giants catcher Hits a single off of the umpire

When your team has already clinched a postseason berth heading into a game, sometimes you just want to have a little fun, like hitting a trick shot off the ump. 

In the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's Giants-Padres matchup, Andrew Susac tried to check his swing but instead sent a ball flying down the first-base line -- meeting umpire Eric Cooper's right knee and ricocheting into play.

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The ball was called fair and both Susac and second baseman Joe Panik made it safe to first and second, respectively. Susac's pinball single kick-started a Giants rally past the Padres and they won the game 9-8.  

And now, for good measure, here's Susac's bank shot slowed down:

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Hey, you gotta take a hit any way you can get it. 

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