Wilson Ramos’ throw to first goes off of Chase Utley’s bat

Well, you don't see this every day. In the fourth inning of Monday's Phillies-Nationals game, Chase Utley swung and missed at a pitch from Stephen Strasburg. Wilson Ramos hopped up to fire a pickoff throw down to first, and the ball somehow, some way, hit Utley's bat, which was in mid-air during the follow through of his swing.

On the play, Jimmy Rollins took second base and Ramos was charged with an error. Utley would strike out, but Rollins would end up scoring on a single by Carlos Ruiz, much to the chagrin of the Nationals and their terrible luck.

For what it's worth, Utley wasn't called for interference on the play because it was deemed unintentional. Washington would go on to lose 3-2. Talk about some awful luck…

Joe Lucia

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