Cliff Pennington Becomes First Position Player To Pitch In MLB Postseason
I've had my problems with Blue Jays fans this postseason, but all in all, I'm willing to let bygones be ... oh hell, what is this? Kansas City is leading Toronto 12-2 in the ninth, and the Blue Jays just brought in Cliff Pennington to pitch.
OK, they want to save their bullpen, I get it. And Pennington isn't terrible -- he throws in the 90s and has at least four pitches. But Blue Jays fans, whose team is about to go down 3-1 in the ALCS, are cheering this development. Waving towels.
Your team is so freaking hapless that they're making MLB history by using a shortstop to pitch, and you're cheering? OK, it's Canada, I guess that explains it. It's better than throwing garbage onto the field and spraying a baby with beer (see: ALDS).
Pennington threw his first pitch for a strike, then gave up two singles, one which drove in a pair of runs. Since he came in with two out, he only needed to get one, and he just did -- a foul popup.
UPDATE: Royals win, 14-2.
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