Tyler Cloyd got to bat in tonight's first inning before there was even an out recorded by Mets pitching. Shocked, he must have grabbed a reject helmet off of the batting rack to go up and hit.
The helmet, as you can see, as a #3 on it, crooked, off-center, and on the wrong side of the helmet. Did this belong to Hunter Pence? It is as unconventional as Pence's batting style.
Cloyd grounded into a double play as part of the Phillies big inning that featured nine hits and eight runs - ALL SINGLES. Here is how it went:
Jimmy Rollins - SINGLEJuan Pierre - SINGLEChase Utley - SINGLERyan Howard - SINGLEJohn Mayberry - SINGLEDomonic Brown - SINGLEKevin Frandsen - WALKErik Kratz - HIT BY PITCHTyler Cloyd - Grounds into double playJimmy Rollins - SINGLEJuan Pierre - SINGLE Chase Utley - SINGLERyan Howard - Ground out
EIGHT RUNS - ALL SINGLES - 58 PITCHES