On Tuesday, Jeff Francoeur pitched for the Phillies.
- Yes, that Jeff Francoeur!
– He had a 1-2-3 inning, along with a strikeout of Nolan Reimold, and he threw MORE pitches than Nathan Eovaldi that night.
— This was the Phillies’ first 1-2-3 inning all night.
—- At exact same time, utility man Jake Elmore pitched for the Rays.
—– That’s right, two position players pitched at the same time.
—— Later in the Rays game, infielder Nick Franklin pitched as well. That makes two position players pitching in the same game.
——– And if that’s not enough, the next day saw pitching appearances from David Murphy, Ryan Raburn and Alex Amarista.
Brock Holt hit for the cycle on Tuesday, making him the first member of the Red Sox to hit for the cycle since 1996 – 19 years ago.
On Thursday, the Dodgers won on a walk-off balk.
On Saturday A.J. Pierzynski tripled. We didn’t believe it either, so we have video:
Also Saturday: Max Scherzer lost a perfect game with two outs in the ninth on a questionable hit by pitch call. He still got the no-hitter.
- Believe it or not, his game score of 97 wasn’t his best game score this season – or even this week.
– That happened last Sunday, when his 16k, one-hit shutout of the Brewers nabbed him a GS of 100.
On Sunday, Adam Morgan won the game he started for the Phillies.
- It’s the first win by a Phillies’ starter in 25 consecutive games.
– Morgan, by the way, had an 0-6 record in triple-A.