Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Repack Haiku #331 (Lance Lynn)

Rookie won Game 2
Of Championship Series
Threw only one pitch
2022 Topps Opening Day
#192 Lance Lynn
During Game 2 of the 2011 NLCS between the Cardinals and Brewers, St. Louis was leading 7-2 heading to the bottom of the 5th inning. Cardinals starter Edwin Jackson only managed one out, which was sandwiched between a walk and ground rule double putting runners at the corners. After Arthur Rhodes walked Prince Fielder to load the bases, manager Tony LaRussa called on the rookie Lynn. Lynn threw one pitch to Rickie Weeks - a ground ball to shortstop Rafael Furcal, who started the SS-2B-1B double play. That single pitch made Lynn the pitcher of record in an eventual 12-3 blowout.

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