Jon Jay is a utility outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, but with the Cubs losing 11-2 to the Brewers, he got to pitch the ninth inning so as not to waste another reliever.
Here is what he did that inning:
- Topped out at 65 miles per hour, which is slower than some 12-year-old Little League players throw
- Threw a pitch 46 miles per hour, which is slower than … some eight-year-olds?
- Didn’t allow a run
As a non-pitcher, Jay’s throwing motion is pretty objectively terrible:
Don't worry about it. pic.twitter.com/DN3AA39fJC
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 6, 2017
But who cares! It worked! Some Brewers players were so bewildered by the slow pitches that they couldn’t hit them.
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 6, 2017
Actual Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson had some fun with his teammate.
It's that easy huh @jonjayU
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson3737) July 6, 2017
In somewhat related news, 11-2 ended up being the final score, pushing the World Champions a game under .500 through 85 games.