Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 8/14/13

Minor League Baseball is home to some of the wackiest finishes in the sport, and our friends at FTW unearthed this incredibly weird one from Tuesday. The New Britain Rock Cats trailed the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5-3 heading into the seventh inning of their AA Eastern League contest. After winning game one of their doubleheader earlier in the evening, the Fisher Cats (affiliated with the Blue Jays) were looking to finish off the sweep. The Rock Cats, a Twins affiliate, picked up three doubles over their first four batters of the inning to tie the game at five. With a man on second and one out, Fisher Cats pitcher walked Rock Cats star hitter Miguel Sano to put two men on. During the at bat, the runner on second (Eddie Rosario) moved to third on a wild pitch, and Sano stole second base. Evan Bigley struck out for the second out of the inning, and with runners on second and third, New Hampshire pitcher Alan Farina decided to walk Reynaldo Rodriguez. The first three pitches of the intentional walk went according to plan. But Farina threw the fourth pitch to the backstop, allowing Rosario to score the game-winning run. When people talk about wanting to discontinue the practice of throwing four pitches for an intentional walk and simply award first base to the batters, situations like this are what immediately gets brought up as a reason why that shouldn't happen. Seeing a walkoff win happen during an attempted intentional walk is an absolutely bizarre circumstance. Imagine a quarterback tripping and fumbling the ball while attempting to take a knee ending the game. A situation like that is a pretty decent comparison for what happened here, but the situation in the Eastern League on Tuesday night was much more heartbreaking. [FTW] [follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dallas Cowboys' team employee bus involved in fatal crash

Aldon Smith posts video under a pseudonym of a blunt on Periscope

WATCH: Cam Newton get blocked by a girl playing volleyball

Russia avoids complete ban from Rio Olympics by the IOC

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Baseball's top prospect called up to majors by Astros

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

Report: Hue Jackson designing plays for Terrelle Pryor

Report: Darnell Dockett expected to announce retirement

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

Cristiano Ronaldo spars with Conor McGregor in gym

Adam Silver is the new standard-bearer for league commisioners

Iowa football player held at gunpoint by police while playing Pokemon Go

Eight most significant injuries going into NFL training camp

Man. U players banned from playing 'Pokemon Go?'

Ken Griffey Jr. put on backwards hat during HOF speech

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Jeremy Lin hints he is racially profiled by arena employees

Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Joe Maddon wastes no time cracking Chris Sale joke

Report: Lamar Odom walked out on family intervention

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker