Yoervis Medina only faced one batter during Friday night’s Seattle Mariners-Chicago White Sox game, but he made it a memorable one.
The 26-year-old Venezuelan pitcher came in with two outs in the 8th of Seattle’s 4-1 win and struck out Alexei Ramirez with a wild curve. Medina got ahead 0-2 in the count and catcher Mike Zunino set up outside. Medina missed his target badly and threw inside, causing Ramirez to go down to his knees. But the pitch broke late and was caught for a called strike three to absolutely embarrass Ramirez, who could do nothing but smile:
Medina’s having a nice season for Seattle. He has a 2.29 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 39.1 innings, and he might lead the league in the all important knee-buckling curveball category.
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