Anthony Swarzak helped Albert Pujols move up the all-time RBI chart, and also added a Hall of Fame reaction to the ball being hit out of the park.
The Seattle Mariners reliever served up a homer to Pujols in the 9th inning of Saturday night’s 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels. He managed to deliver the pitch and immediately go into a 180 degree head grab upon contact. I think it’s fair to say that he knew it was gone right away.
Albert Pujols passed Babe Ruth to take fifth place on the all-time RBI list (1,993) with this homer
— SI MLB (@si_mlb) April 21, 2019
Swarzak did register his third save of the season despite the big blast, which was Pujols’ third of the season.
I’m now looking forward to the Pitching Ninja doing an overlay of this pitch with a different Swarzak offering to see how good his pitch tunneling was including the finish.