When a positional player comes into play on a blowout, there are often fun outcomes that ensue.
Such was the case in the Braves’ 16-4 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night in Atlanta.
Nationals’ Dee Strange-Gordon, normally a second baseman, was called to throw cleanup duty and hit catcher Travis D’arnaud with a 55 mph pitch. When the former Met was hit, he playfully fell to the ground.
Gordon – who came into the game in the eighth inning – allowed three earned runs, including a solo homer to Ozzie Albies, in his only working inning.
The benign dip was a stark contrast to the Mets-Nationals series in which several members of the Amazin were hit by throws at much faster speeds and led to the clearing of the benches.
New York Post