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Just your standard 1-5-4-3 double play

May 8, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

Beavan

Blake Beavan started a double play in last night’s Tigers-Mariners game that he probably wishes he hadn’t. Why? because it started with a line drive right off his freakin’ back.

Pitcher’s best friend? Hardly. Ouch.

UPDATE: OK, I guess it hit his elbow because Beavan left the game with an elbow contusion. So, ugh, worse.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    I liked the stoic look on his face when he left the mound. Merely a flesh wound!

  2. easports82 - May 8, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Actually went off his elbow. Came out of the game right after.

  3. Kevin S. - May 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    C’mon dude, you have to get in position as you follow through on your delivery! There’s no excuse for a pitcher to ever get hit on the back, short of slipping on the plant.

    • miggyandbiggy - May 8, 2012 at 11:27 AM

      There is when it’s Cabrera hitting a missile right back at you.

      • Kevin S. - May 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM

        The speed with which the ball is hit doesn’t change the fact that you should never finish your delivery with your back toward the plate. That’s just leaving yourself defenseless on comebackers, even those that aren’t the Miggy rocket variety.

  4. hasbeen5 - May 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Did you watch the vid of Miss Washington throwing out the first pitch? Pretty decent form. On the pitch.

  5. lanflfan - May 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Ouch.

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