Zach McAllister Channels His Inner Carly Rae Jepsen on Extremely Wild Pitch

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 20, 2014


Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach McAllister's rough season may have hit rock bottom on Saturday night.

With Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter on first and Don Kelly up in the second inning, something happened during McAllister's delivery that caused him to not fire the ball to the plate. Instead of just holding on to the ball and taking the balk, the right-hander let go of the ball. That led to a pretty terrible pitch.

Seeing as how McAllister let go of the ball, it was a ruled a ball and Hunter advanced to second base on the wild pitch. The pitcher was at least able to get a laugh out of the blooper.

To make matters worse, McAllister had trouble finding the strike zone the rest of the inning. Hunter wound up scoring after three straight Tigers walked after Kelly flied out. It was the only run that McAllister allowed in 5.1 innings of work.

McAllister's wild pitch brings back memories of Carly Rae Jepsen:

The only difference between the two pitches is that Jepsen doesn't get paid to throw strikes.

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