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Jamey Carroll, Twins' Utility Infielder, Throws Scoreless 1-2-3 8th as Minnesota Loses 13-0

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Jamey Carroll, a 39-year old infielder for the Minnesota Twins was called on for an inning of relief during the team’s 13-0 beating by the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Carroll did what no other Twins’ pitcher could do – threw a 1-2-3 inning. Carroll, who has played for the Expos, Nationals, Rockies, Indians, Dodgers and Twins has now played 7 positions in his major league career. (He also scored the final run in Montreal Expos history.)

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First, Elliot Johnson lined out to Oswaldo Arcia. This was the most adventurous out of the inning as Arcia was handcuffed and caught the ball falling over.

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For the second out, Mike Moustakas flied out to right. The scouting report never said anything about Carroll being a fly ball pitcher.

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Finally, George Kottaras grounded out to Brian Dozier to end the inning. Watch as Carroll – who hasn’t pitched since high school – instinctively runs to cover first on the ground ball on that side of the infield. This guy is a baseball player.

In the end, Carroll threw 9 pitches – 4 strikes, 2 balls and 3 balls in play.

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At some point during Carroll’s dominate outing, this Twins fan in KC… I don’t know. Unfortunately, it looks like cameras cut away right before a Royals fan dumped a beer on his head. Oh what could have been.

 

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