Washington Nationals pitcher Henry Rodriguez came dangerously close to having to charge the mound on himself on Sunday during a game against the Cincinnati Reds. In the top of the 8th inning, the right-hander threw a wild pitch. Oftentimes wild pitches lead to bench-clearing brawls. If Rodriguez’s wild pitch came any closer to his own head, he may have been forced to punch himself in the face.
As you can see, Rodriguez bounced a pitch into the dirt and it somehow came back and almost landed on his head. I don’t know if that’s ever happened before, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it. Fortunately, he was able to keep his cool. It was an accident. I think he understood that.