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


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


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.


This is a crazy inning.


Michael Cerami

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