Yankees reliever pitches, plays first base, pitches again

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As I mentioned in the recaps, Yankees reliever Bryan Mitchell pitched a scoreless ninth inning in yesterday’s loss to the Orioles. Then he moved to first base for the tenth inning, making way for Aroldis Chapman, only to came back to pitch the 11th.

His time in the field was mixed, allowing one foul popup to drop but catching another. His 11th inning was rather forgettable too: he gave up run-scoring singles to Mark Trumbo and Welington Castillo, snagging the loss.

It was unusual to be sure, necessitated by a spent bullpen due to heavy use on Friday and Saturday. But given how well the Yankees are doing lately, they could afford a weird day. And it was fun for us too. Watch:

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