Pitcher JT Brubaker throws what might be the most painful pickup attempt ever

Call it another kind of foul ball.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher JT Brubaker tried to pull out Washington Nationals shortstop Alcides Escobar in the fourth inning Thursday. What happened next is simply listed in the game log as “injury delay”:

It’s just as painful from the other angle:

Escobar stayed on the ground for a few moments, walked, stretched and finally got a laugh. He (sort of) stayed in the game, which the Pirates won 9-4.


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