Nothing went well for the Houston Astros on Sunday at Comerica Park. The Tigers thumped Houston and led 11-0 after seven innings.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch switch gears with his pitching staff with the game out of reach in the eighth inning. Hinch threw out the white flag, he called upon an infielder to pitch the inning.
Tyler White, who was the Astros' starting first base, moved to the mound to eat up an inning for the Houston bullpen.
It didn't start well. Alex Avila opened the frame with a single and James McCann followed with a first-pitch two-run home run. But White settled down and retired the next two batters.
Sure, White won't be looking to change his career anytime soon, but no one can say it isn't fun to watch a position player pitch in the major leagues. And for that Tyler White, we thank you.
Check out some video from White's outing:
The #Astros bring in first baseman, Tyler White, to pitch the 8th, and it goes about as well as you would imagine #MLB #Tigers pic.twitter.com/T24S7VLkZV— RebeldeMedia (@RebeldeMedia) July 30, 2017