Archie Bradley has funny comment about his improbable triple
Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley delivered a funny comment about his improbable 2-run triple in Wednesday’s NL wild-card game against the Colorado Rockies.
Bradley was asked to come in and pitch in the 7th inning during a 6-5 game his Diamondbacks were leading. He got D.J. LeMahieu out to end the inning, but one of the consequences of asking him to pitch was that he was fifth up to bat in the bottom of the inning. Wanting to keep him in to continue pitching, Torey Lovullo allowed him to bat, and Bradley smashed a 2-run triple with two outs to make it 8-5.
The big hit seemed like a bonus because Bradley was really just there to do what he does best: pitch. However, Bradley struggled in the top of the eighth after his big hit. He gave up back-to-back homers to Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, making it a one-run game again at 8-7.
Here’s what Bradley said after the game about his big hit.
"I knew I wasn't as sharp and was going to give up some homers, so I needed a cushion."
Archie Bradley is great.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 5, 2017
That’s classic. Bradley’s pitching line was three hits and two runs over 1.1 innings, but he did get the hold, and he had the 2-run triple to make up for his pitching. Now his Diamondbacks head to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in the NLDS.