Hey! Look! It’s that Aaron Cibia guy!
So… here’s something that happened. Down in Texas, with the Rangers down 10-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays, someone needed to be called on to pitch the ninth for the home team. And someone answered the bell.
As you can see (barely — at least until I get a better screengrab), was J.P. Arencibia.
Pretty sure it’s already been a looooooong year for the Rangers. He did OK, though — throwing knuckleballs! (Better than he can catch them, said a million internet jokesters at once). A clean inning!
Keith Law provides a scouting report:
Arencibia scouting report: fringy control, good fastball life, pitches below hitting speed
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) August 14, 2014
Also, this tweet might be perfect:
Will Arencibia pitch from his knees?
— The_Road_Guy (@The_Road_Guy) August 14, 2014
We now do have the video! But first, what in its absence would have been the next best thing: a GIF (via @CorkGaines) of Sean Rodriguez appearing to call ol’ JPA an asshole before meekly flying out. Or… y’know… he might just be saying “let’s go.” Decide for yourself, and see the full MLB.com video after the jump!
Yes, Arencibia is still enough of a thing around here that this is worth a post. Top image also via @CorkGaines.