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Heath Bell turns to mom for help after save

May 9, 2013, 1:58 AM EDT

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Arizona’s Heath Bell escaped Skip Schumaker‘s leadoff double to earn a save, his second in two nights, in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Dodgers. Afterwards, he had a little heart to heart with mom:


Well, of course not, because once you learn the secret to retiring Skip Schumaker, you’ve got it made.

Mom is right about one thing, though: Schumaker is now 5-for-9 with four doubles against Bell. The only other pitcher Schumaker has as many doubles against is Ryan Dempster, and he’s faced Dempster 56 times. His double tonight was just his second extra-base hit in 54 at-bats this season, and it raised his average from .135 to .151.

  1. stoutfiles - May 9, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    He already did the hidden ball trick and pretending to throw the ball high into the air for the first two outs. But he was out of ideas, and his first two pitches were crushed but barely foul. The he saw his mom and he knew what to do: the slow underhand pitch! It worked! He got the save and Gary Busey got the win.

    • foreverchipper10 - May 9, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      Float it.

    • thomas844 - May 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      “Whaddya smilin’ at, Heath?”

  2. baseballicious - May 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Haha….that’s pretty neat

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