WATCH: Jeff Francoeur (!) breaking ball freezes Nolan Reimold

Frenchy, moments before dropping in a hammer breaking ball. (MLB.com screencap)
Frenchy, moments before dropping in a hammer breaking ball. (MLB.com screencap)

On Tuesday night, the Orioles grabbed the Phillies by their tattered lapels and hurled them into an open sewer -- i.e., they beat them by the score of 19-3. Because of the dimensions of said ritual beating, Jeff Francoeur, who is an outfielder by trade and inclination, was compelled to pitch. At one point, he unsheathed a hammer upon O's batsman Nolan Reimold and froze him for strike three. 

We tell stories, but we do not tell tales ... 

That, it so happened, was the start of a perfect frame for Frenchy. He would also pitch the eighth, and that would turn out to be, well, less than perfect ... 

Still and yet, no one can take away what you witnessed above. 

#FrenchyForever

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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