Jeremy Affeldt's friends saved woman after car accident Friday

Jeremy Affeldt was in the right place at the right time Friday night.
Jeremy Affeldt was in the right place at the right time Friday night. (USATSI)

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Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt was driving home with some friends Friday night after the Giants' win over the Diamondbacks when they stumbled upon a car accident. As Affeldt slowed down, he could hear a woman screaming from inside her overturned car.

From there, his buddies took over. From the San Francisco Chronicle:

In a beneficial twist of fate, Affeldt was driving with firefighter friends who were visiting from Spokane, Wash., where he lives in the offseason.

Affeldt said one of the firefighters went to the driver's side of the car and immediately tried to soothe her, as he was trained to do. Some in the group -- not the rehabbing Affeldt -- got the door open by yanking it hard.

The woman escaped with only cuts and bruises. Well done, boys.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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