We love you Chooch, but maybe pitching is not your thing.
In the eighth inning of a 19-6 game Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners called upon Carlos Ruiz to pitch after the second seven-run inning for the Minnesota Twins. It didn't go so well, but it could have been a lot worse.
Ruiz, who had appeared in 1,109 major-league games, was making his debut on the mound.
He opened the inning against Eddie Rosario, and after Ruiz started him with a 78-mph strike, Rosario belted his third home run of the night to center to give the Twins a 20-6 lead.
Ruiz then walked Ehire Adrianza before nearly allowing a home run to Chris Himenez, a play that was challenged and remained a double.
With second and third and no one out, Ruiz went to work.
He faced Robbie Grossman and got him to pop out to second before walking Max Kepler on five pitches to load the bases. Ruiz caught Kennys Vargas looking on strikes and fielded his own position, getting Eduardo Escobar to ground out to end the inning.
All told, Ruiz threw 30 pitches, 14 for strikes and topped out at 84.4 mph.
Chase Utley has always had a flair for the dramatic.
And not just with his bat or hustle, but also with his glove.
Who can forget this clutch, heads-up play?
At 38 years old, Utley still throws around his body like he's 24 and in his rookie season. The former Phillie showed his signature full-out extension in a huge moment Wednesday night.
Pitching in the eighth inning against the Pirates, Dodgers starter Rich Hill had not allowed a runner to reach base. That looked like it was going to change when Josh Bell laced a liner destined to drop in right field. Utley then stunned everyone at PNC Park by preserving the perfect game bid with a jaw-dropping diving catch.
Jeffrey Clayton Riegel was a wonderful husband, uncle, brother, and son. He was also a Philadelphia Eagles fan with a pretty good sense of humor.
At least according to his obituary.
Mr. Riegel died on Aug. 18, 2017, at 56 but it appears he had enough time to have some fun on his way out.
His obituary reads relatively standard on the Wimberg Funeral Home website, naming all of the family he leaves behind as well as mentioning some of his favorite greetings for different people and some of his nicknames — some people called him "Toad."