Third baseman Alex Blandino showed off a mesmerizing, 67-mph knuckleball in his mound debut
Alex Blandino has played all over the diamond during his rookie year with the Reds. He's been a second baseman, third baseman, shortstop, right fielder and frequent pinch-hitter. But during the Indians' 19-4 win over the Reds on Wednesday night, the 25-year-old got the chance to pitch and, I have no business saying this, but he should be a pitcher.
LOOK AT THIS KNUCKLEBALL:
Alex Blandino, Filthy 67 mph Knuckle Ball. 🦋 pic.twitter.com/ivFAvcv7YQ- Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 12, 2018
Blandino struck out two, allowed one hit and gave up zero runs in his one inning of work -- touching close to 90 mph with his fastball.
Part-hitter, part-pitcher? Might as well call him ... The Great Blandino.