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FOLKS: John Lackey Stole a Base! (And Then Got Picked Off on a Walk)

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For a few moments tonight, John Lackey forgot that he is a 38-year-old pitcher, and decided to have some fun.


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After singling in the 4th inning, Lackey was getting an aggressive lead at first base, noticing that the Reds were paying him no mind. So Lackey just went for it:

Watch your back, Rickey Henderson!

Yes, that was Lackey’s first career stolen base, and it apparently made him feel a little frisky out there. Because when the next batter, Ben Zobrist, took a walk, Lackey strayed a bit too far from second base:

Whoops. Maybe being a plus-plus baserunner isn’t in his future after all.


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