Josh Harrison’s double in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Pirates the 3-2 win over the Mets. A more exciting play? A rundown he found himself in between second and third in the bottom of the 10th. Now, personally, I’m not sure how he’s not out of the baseline on a couple of those flops. Watch: at one point he’s literally laying on the grass:
But he was called safe. And it ended up not mattering given that he didn’t score that inning. But man, I’m not sure how he’s in the baseline there.
Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.
Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.
Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.