Talk about a strange at-bat in the Yankees game against the Texas Rangers tonight. The pitcher was a righty, so Mark Texeira, a switch-hitter, was batting righty. The pitcher had just finished loading the bases by hitting Nick Swisher.
His first pitch was way inside, forcing Texeira out of the batter’s box. At that point, the Texas manager decided to yank the pitcher. Yanking a pitcher in the middle of an at-bat is an oddity, no doubt.
But, what was even odder was the fact that they brought in another right-handed pitcher, and Texeira switched to the other side of the plate for the rest of the at-bat.
No idea why, but he then proceeded to walk, scoring his 100th RBI of the season.