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Position player pitching alert: Jesus Sucre throws a scoreless inning

Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 12: Jesus Sucre #2 of the Seattle Mariners pitches in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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Felix Hernandez had the worst start of his career last night and the Mariners couldn’t get anything going against Brett Oberholtzer, so manager Lloyd McClendon decided to let catcher Jesus Sucre pitch the eighth inning of a lopsided game. He allowed one hit, but only needed seven pitches to get out of the inning and topped out at 90.5 mph according to Brooks Baseball. Not bad at all:

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One of my favorite things about position players pitching is that they regularly attempt to act like this is business as usual while fighting off a grin. Sucre was no different.

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