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Wanna throw batting practice for the Phillies?


The Phillies are soliciting the public for a left-handed batting practice pitcher. There’s a whole form to apply online and all.

The only requirements the Phillies have for the part-time paid position is to be at least 21 years old, to efficiently throw left-handed accurately and with a moderate pace, to be available for all Phillies home games at Citizens Bank Park, and to have a one-minute YouTube video clip showcasing one’s skills.

Seems like a pretty cool job to have.

Video: Edwin Encarnación grounds into 5-4-3 triple play

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The Yankees threatened early against the Twins in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s game in Minnesota. DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew leadoff walks Martín Pérez, bringing up slugger Edwin Encarnación. Encarnación battled Pérez, ultimately rolling over on the ninth pitch, a change-up. Third baseman Luis Arraez gobbled it up and stepped on the third base bag, then fired to Jonathan Schoop at second base for the second out. Schoop got the ball over to Miguel Sanó at first base just in time to complete the 5-4-3 triple play.

It’s the second triple play turned this year, as the White Sox also accomplished a 5-4-3 double play on May 22 against the Astros. The Twins’ last triple play occurred on June 1, 2017 against the Angels, also a 5-4-3 triple-killing.

The Yankees were eventually able to generate some offense in the third inning on a Gio Urshela solo homer and an RBI single from Encarnación. It’s a 2-2 game as this gets published.