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Rockies’ Pitcher Alan Embree Gets The Win Without Throwing A Single Pitch
Most of you may be thinking that just pitching a complete game against the lowly Nats is easy enough, but for Colorado Rockies pitcher Alan Embree, he didn’t even need to throw a pitch in order to get the win last night. Yes, the Nationals are really that bad.
It was the top of the eight inning and the game was tied 4-4. Austin Kearns was on first and there were two outs. That’s when Embree came in to relieve Joel Peralta, but luckily for him the Nats poor play extends beyond hitting, pitching and fielding, to include baserunning as well. Before even getting the opportunity to throw a pitch, Embree tossed the ball over to first and caught a sleeping Kearns between first and second base. Kearns was tagged out, Embree exited the game for a pinch-hitter hitter in the bottom half of the inning, the Rockies scored to take the lead, and Huston Street closed out the ninth for the win.
Don’t believe me? Check out the box score from mlb.com here. You will notice Embree threw zero pitches against zero batters, but still got the win. Go figure.
Talk about an easy day at the park. We will go on to compare the ease of Embree’s win with that of Hong Man Choi’s MMA victory over Jose Canseco, or Jose Aldo‘s 5-second fight against Cub Swanson. But Heck. I guess we should expect that from the Washington Nationals these days.