No matter how many baseball games you watch, it seems there’s always some new odd occurrence to witness. We’re not saying that a bases-clearing wild pitch has never happened before (it has), but it’s rare enough that you should take 30 seconds to watch the hilarity of this play from Sunday’s game between the Brewers and the Pirates.
With the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning, Brewers slugger Eric Thames was up to bat. A fastball in the dirt from Pirates reliever Michael Feliz managed to ricochet hard towards the Brewers dugout. Jesus Aguilar scored easily from third base, and Ryan Braun was feeling lucky, so he tried his luck at scoring all the way from second.
The throw home somehow evaded the glove of the covering Feliz, so young prospect Orlanda Arcia just kept running and scored easily — all the from first — without a throw.
The wacky play gave the Brewers a 12-4 lead in a game they would eventually win 13-6. Milwaukee has a very small chance at catching the Cubs for the NL Central championship, but they are 2.5 games back with just six games to go. However, the Brewers are currently in the first NL Wild Card spot and look likely to host the one-game play-in game in early October.