WALKOFF TRIPLE PLAY…UNASSISTED

08.24.09 9 years ago 4 Comments

The Phillies’ Eric Bruntlett committed two errors in the bottom of the ninth inning of their game against the Mets over the weekend; I don’t care if one of them was scored a hit or not. But dude was probably angling all along to pull off the first unassisted walkoff triple play in over 80 years.

“I didn’t know how to react. I didn’t know what to do,” Bruntlett said. “The ninth inning was wild. The whole game it seemed was strange.”

Indeed, it was a stunning end to a crazy game that included an inside-the-park homer after the ball got stuck under the outfield wall. via.

It was the Mets’ Jeff Francoeur that bore the dubious distinction of hitting that last ball toward Bruntlett, who had made a great catch in the outfield earlier in the game that was overruled by the umpires, who then overturned the call after Francoeur argued about it. As Francoeur hit, the runners on first and second were running. Bruntlett caught the line drive, stepped on second, and then tug the baserunner coming from first. And then he probably had a refreshing beverage in the clubhouse, because it gets hot out there.

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