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Utility player Skip Schumaker was only Dodgers’ pitcher who didn’t allow a run last night

Jun 29, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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White Sox outfielder Casper Wells wasn’t the only position player who pitched last night. Dodgers’ utility player Skip Schumaker was called on to pitch the ninth inning in a 16-1 loss to the Phillies. And get this, he was the only Dodgers’ pitcher who didn’t give up a run. Of course he was.

Schumaker was naturally a bit shaky, as he allowed a double and walked two, but he struck out catcher Humberto Quintero swinging to work out of the bases-loaded jam. He topped out at nearly 92 mph on his fastball, according to Brooks Baseball. He had one get away on a high-and-inside pitch to outfielder John Mayberry, Jr., but as you’ll see in the video below, he immediately put his hands over his head and apologized multiple times.

This was actually Schumaker’s third career appearance as a pitcher. He tossed a scoreless inning against the Rockies back on April 29 of this year and gave up two runs in one inning of work against the Dodgers on August 23, 2011 when he was with the Cardinals.

  1. redux23 - Jun 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    uh oh brandon league

  2. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    This is how you are supposed to react when you nearly hit someone in the head. You apologize and everyone moves on. Same thing when a batter buzzes the pitcher. It’s called being a decent human being. And it goes a long way to prevent the silly beanball wars we’ve been seeing lately.

  3. lew24 - Jun 29, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    We have found our new closer!

    • cards12in13 - Jul 11, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      We have had Skip pitch when he was a Cardinal.

  4. 4d3fect - Jun 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    I’m sure Josh Beckett is so proud of him right now.

  5. jrfstl - Jun 30, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    His August 23, 2011 inning also spawned one of my favorite calls: “And former Cardinal pitcher Aaron Miles has just hit a home run off current Cardinal pitcher Skip Schumaker…”

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