The Strangest At Bat Took Place During Yesterday’s Mets vs. Rockies Game (Video)
It isn’t often that a seventh inning at bat in May that turns into a walk is of any interest. Then again, it isn’t often that one at bat takes over 60 minutes to complete and requires a total of two pitchers and two hitters.
It started with two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the seventh inning during last night’s game between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies. The Mets’ Mike Pelfrey was pitching to the Rockies’ Dexter Fowler, and as the rain began to fall, the umpires were determined to finish the inning.
That became impossible six pitches into the count, and crew chief Mike Winters was forced to stop the game with the count at 2-2. When play was finally set to resume 50 minutes later, Jason Isringhausen was called in to relieve Pelfrey on the mound for the Mets. His first pitch to Fowler was a foul ball that would ricochet of his knee cap, forcing the Rockies’ center fielder to be replaced by Ryan Spilborghs in the middle of his at bat.
So there you have it. Two pitchers (Pelfrey and Isringhausen) and two hitters (Fowler and Spilborghs) for one at bat that would eventually turn into a meaningless walk. And if that wasn’t enough entertainment for you, check out this clip of a member of the Rockies’ grounds crew getting caught under the tarp during that 50 minute delay.
Hat Tip – [Big League Stew]