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Treinen surprised to be answer on 'Jeopardy!'

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VIERA, Fla. -- Imagine Blake Treinen's reaction when he learned Wednesday night that he was part of a "Jeopardy!" question. When he heard, he thought the show must have run out of material.

The answer was: "The Nationals' Blake Treinen has hit 100 mph with this type of pitch that gets its name from its downward motion." The correct question: "What is the sinker?"

VIERA, Fla. -- Imagine Blake Treinen's reaction when he learned Wednesday night that he was part of a "Jeopardy!" question. When he heard, he thought the show must have run out of material.

The answer was: "The Nationals' Blake Treinen has hit 100 mph with this type of pitch that gets its name from its downward motion." The correct question: "What is the sinker?"

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Treinen didn't know his name was going to be mentioned on the game show. Suddenly, he received calls from teammates such as Tanner Roark and Matt den Dekker. He even heard from college buddies from South Dakota State University -- people who he hadn't spoken to in years.

"All the other [athletes] they mention [on 'Jeopardy!'] are Hall of Famers. That's weird," Treinen said. "No, I don't watch 'Jeopardy!' that much. … It's weird, it's funny, it's kind of cool. I don't know what to think of it. I don't have words for it."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He can also be found on Twitter @WashingNats.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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