Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wilson Valdez is a Winner!

The Phillies and Reds played a terribly long game on Wednesday night, as the Phillies eeked out a 5-4 win, in 19 innings over the Cincinnati Reds.  The game went so long, that the Phillies ran out of pitchers.  No problem, they pulled in Wilson Valdez from second, to pitch the 19th. 

I'm sure the Reds were licking their chops, especially with Joey Votto stepping up to the plate.  No matter, as Valdez got him to fly out to center.  He also hit 90 on the gun.  Valdez got through the inning unscathed, and the Phillies won it on a sac fly in the 19th.

Valdez becomes the first position player since Brett Mayne to win a game as a pitcher; Mayne did it in 2000.  Valdez is also the first player since Babe Ruth to win a game as a pitcher, after starting the game as a position player.

Babe Ruth and Wilson Valdez forever joined in history.  Unbelievable. 

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