Considering the huge number things Like in a baseball game, there are many possibilities for absurd situations: players hitting a ball that bounces off the ground, fielders making multiple mistakes on the same play, Bartolo Colon hitting home runs, and so on. However, what everyone cares about is when positional players pitch.

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What a good time! Usually it is a farce, sometimes a revelation that enlivens even the most dreary rout. Can Willians Astudillo shoot the ball? Can Albert Pujols knock out any of the opponents? How many runs will Brett Phillips take? Everyone is in a good mood. After all, this usually happens when the game is so ridiculously out of reach that you can put anyone in there and the result doesn’t change.

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Louis Cardinals catcher and likely future Baseball Hall of Famer Yagye Molina was the last player in position to take the mound, here’s a short list of all the times a non-pitcher threw a pitch this season. Small note: Shohei Ohtani does not count for these purposes. We are talking about players whose main task is to No only pitching.

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  • Carson Kelly, Arizona Diamondbacks (1 G, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA)

  • Brett Phillips, Tampa Bay Rays (2 G, 3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 3 HR, 0 K, 2 BB, 24.00 ERA)

  • Will Myers, San Diego Padres (1 G, 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 HR, 0 K, 0 BB, 18.00 ERA)

  • Dee Strange-Gordon, Washington Nationals (1 G, 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 0 K, 3 BB, 27.00 ERA)

  • Mike Brosso, Milwaukee Brewers (1 H, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 K, 1 BB, 0.00 ERA)

  • Diego Castillo, Pittsburgh Pirates (1 G, 1 PI, 4 P, 4 R, 1 BB, 36.00 ERA)

  • Kevin Plavecki, Boston Red Sox (1 G, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA)

  • Matt Reynolds, Cincinnati Reds (1 G, 0.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA)

  • Nick Gordon, Minnesota Twins (1 G, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA)

  • Luis Gonzalez, San Francisco Giants (1G, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA)

  • Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals (1 G, 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 HR, 0 K, 1 BB, 36.00 ERA)

  • Hanser Alberto, Los Angeles Dodgers (1 G, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 K, 0 BB, 9.00 ERA)

  • Chad Pinder, Oakland A’s (1 G, 1 PI, 2 R, 3 P, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 CKD, 27.00 ERA)

  • Yagye Molina, St. Louis Cardinals (1 G, 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HR, 36.00 ERA)