Yesterday was an unusual day in MLB. Lots of interesting things happened, but one particular oddity was two different games that featured non-pitchers pitching:
- IF-OF Bill Hall came in to pitch the 9th inning for the Red Sox, retiring the side in order and hitting 89 with his fastball.
- C Kevin Cash pitched the 8th inning for the Astros. Cash needed only 10 pitches to complete the inning, but this is a little deceptive as he also allowed 3 hits and a run. The first batter hit a pop fly out on the first pitch. The next two batters each saw 3 pitches and each got hits. The fourth batter singled on the first pitch, and the final two batters of the inning each made an out on the first pitch. Facing 6 batters with 10 pitches, I'm willing to bet that Kevin Cash will finish this season with the fewest pitches thrown per batter, minimum 1 inning pitched.
Of course, this wasn't the first time this season that two different non-pitchers pitched on the same day. In this game, both Felipe Lopez and Joe Mather pitched for the Cardinals in the same game against the totally awesome Mets.
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