POSITION PLAYER PITCHING ALERT! Adam Dunn Pitches The Ninth Inning For Chicago

  • Igor Mello

The White Sox are so bad that they used a position player to pitch on Tuesday. Down 15-0 to the lowly Rangers in the ninth inning, manager Robin Ventura summoned Adam Dunn. Yes, Adam Dunn. He became the first position player to appear in a game for the White Sox since Leury Garcia in mid-April.

His velocity only topped out at 83 mph, but you know what? Statistically speaking, he wasn’t all that terrible. The hefty righty allowed a run-scoring single to Adam Rosales for his only damage of the inning. His final line: 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K.

Check out the movement on this pitch to Adrian Beltre:

GIF: Adam Dunn with some nasty movement. Beltre is impressed.  on Twitpic

If you think that’s whacky, Victor Martinez stole a base in that same game. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.