WATCH: Jeff Francoeur (!) breaking ball freezes Nolan Reimold
Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur was reduced to pitching Tuesday night against Baltimore. He did well. For a while.
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.
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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.
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