Under Busted on 2-Out, 9th-Inning, Pinch-Hit Inside the Park Home Run
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Tyler Saladino (13) safely dives home in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher John Ryan Murphy (36) for an inside-the-park home run in the ninth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
- The Diamondbacks-Brewers under 8 looked great through eight innings with Milwaukee holding a 4-2 lead.
- After a leadoff homer in the top of the ninth made it 5-2, Christian Yelich reached on an infield single in between Fernando Salas strikeouts.
- Up steps pinch-hitter Tyler Saladino with two down and one on. He improbably hits an inside the park home run. 7-2 final.
You thought the curious James Harden foul was enough torture for under backers in one night? Think again. Shortly thereafter, we spotted another moose — this time on the diamond in Arizona.
The Brewers held a 4-2 lead after eight innings, which had to please all of those who wagered on the under 8 total runs — especially considering how dominant both bullpens have been this season.
Fernando Salas, who had worked a clean eighth inning, came back out to pitch the top of the ninth. He would face the bottom of the Brewers lineup, starting with Jonathan Villar.
The Milwaukee second baseman hit a homer to extend the lead to 5-2. Not ideal for the under, but it was just a solo shot. Under bettors still had a green dot showing next to their wager on the Action app.
Salas then struck out Orlando Arcia for the first out of the inning, but the sweat started to drip when Christian Yelich reached on an infield single. Fortunately for under backers, Lorenzo Cain followed up the Yelich single with a strikeout. Two down.
Up steps pinch-hitter Tyler Saladino with two outs and a man on.
Inside-the-park homer for Tyler Saladino!!! pic.twitter.com/utoTadIQVC
— The Brew-City Army (@brewcityarmy) May 15, 2018
That. Just. Happened. A pinch-hit inside the park home run by Tyler Saladino (with two outs) to put the game over by a single run. And he just barely beat the throw at home for a little extra salt in the wound. All made possible due to an infield hit.
Predictably, no other baserunner reached for the remainder of the game and the Brewers held on to win 7-2.
The moose never sleeps.