LOOK: Phillies' Aaron Altherr hits inside-the-park grand slam
Thanks to a poorly-timed dive by Michael Taylor, Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr hit an inside-the-park grand slam on Friday.
Friday night, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann is making what might be his final home game with the Nationals. He's scheduled to become a free agent after the season and Washington might not want to pay the huge dollars he'll command.
That is some lineup. pic.twitter.com/nC95L7PEgh— Mike Axisa (@mikeaxisa) September 25, 2015
Egads. No offense to those guys, but man, that's as bad a lineup as I've seen in a big-league game in a long time, and we've seen some bad ones in recent years.
Naturally, that Phillies lineup scored four runs through three innings against Zimmermann. All four runs came on one swing too -- outfielder Aaron Altherr hit an inside-the-park grand slam. To the video:
Michael Taylor gets an assist for missing the dive and allowing the ball to get by him. Altherr can fly though. Gosh. He was around the bases in roughly 15 seconds flat. He hit another home run later in the game too. That was a more traditional over-the-fence job though (video).
So when was the last inside-the-park grand slam? A long time ago. Randy Winn with the then-Devil Rays did it on the final day of the 1999 season:
Last inside-the-park grand slam in the majors: Randy Winn for Rays, final day of 1999 season. http://t.co/whklQVdJ4b— Doug Kern (@dakern74) September 25, 2015
You gotta love baseball. Every day you see something amazing.
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