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Weird Baseball: D-Backs Pitcher Strikes Out Four Cubs in One Inning … And Allows a Run

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Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks squared up for their second rubber match in under two weeks.


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Unlike the first time around, however, the Cubs came out on top in this one, thanks, in small part, to a really unusual first inning.

You see, in the top of the first yesterday afternoon, Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley faced six batters and managed to strike out four of them … and, yet, he also allowed a run to score thanks to a dropped third strike … with Kris Bryant on second base.

Here’s how it played out:

Can you believe that?

Not only is notching four strikeouts impressive and noteworthy in its own right, but to allow a run to score from second base on a passed ball is pretty wild.

And when the runner on second base is a 6’5″ 230 lbs slugging third baseman, it’s even crazier. Of course, as most of us have seen by now, Brant runs WAY better than your average third baseman, but still.


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This is a crazy inning.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.