With the Cubs down 11-2 to the Brewers on Thursday afternoon, Joe Maddon didn't feel the need to use any more of his relievers. Instead, he brought in a secret weapon. A player who puts batters away with 60-mph curveballs and 56-mph slow-pitch softball changeups. An outfielder who's never pitched in his pro baseball life. A man named Jon Jay:
The lefty gave up one single and no runs on pitches that all registered under 67 mph. His final out of the day came during an eight-pitch battle with Yadiel Rivera, in which Jay unleashed some 47-mph cheese and finally retired the infielder on a 59-mph "curveball." He told MLB.com's Carrie Muskat postgame, "I might have broke a record for slowest pitches."
How does one even?
And here's the good stuff.
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Oddly enough, it could've been somebody else on the mound besides Jay.
Unfortunately, the Cubs could not mount a comeback in the bottom of the inning to get Jay the victory. Someday, Jon. Someday.