Ian Kinsler is now making his professional pitching debut.
Ian Kinsler pitched a scoreless ninth inning. The fans all chanted his name at Petco Park as he came to bat in the bottom of the frame. Then he mashed a two-run tater for his 1,999th career hit.
What a sport, man.
Ian Kinsler is the first pitcher in @Padres
history to hit a home run in the ninth inning of a game.
Anyone who follows me probably knows who I'd say is underappreciated by Rangers fans.
(But I'm going to say it anyway)
(Ian Kinsler) https://t.co/RgL5VrRshx
Ian Kinsler burying a 72mph Curveball.
Ian...umm...I think Machado is tipping your pitches. 🤫😂 https://t.co/T4Vss7HJKh
Someone pointed out to Ian Kinsler that he hit 82.
"Eighty-poo," he interjected.
According to MLB Random Stats, Ian Kinsler is the first pitcher in #Padres history to hit a ninth-inning homer.
Ian Kinsler just created history - a position player to pitch a scoreless top half of an inning, then hit a home run in the bottom half. @MLB
Stats @mlb @espn @ESPNStatsInfo @EliasSports
#Rays @ #Padres (Bottom of the 9th):
RHP Ian Kinsler: Home Run
[360.32ft, 94.86mph, 33.76°]
1 for 1, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI in the game
.217/.278/.368, 12 2B, 9 HR on the year
.269/.337/.440, 416 2B, 41 3B, 257 HR in his career
Rays rout #Padres 10-4 . . . but the ending was worth stick around for --2B Ian Kinsler pitched the ninth and didn't allow a run (although he gave up a hit, issued 2 walks and hit a batter). Then he hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for the 1,999th hit of his career.
Ian Kinsler homers (9) on a fly ball to left off Andrew Kittredge
Exit Velocity 95 MPH
Distance 360 FT
Launch Angle 33.76
#RaysUp vs #FriarFaithful https://t.co/4ukaT24tK3
"Maybe I missed my calling," newly minted relief pitcher Ian Kinsler said.
Wow! Way to go Ian Kinsler! 👏🏼🎉 Threw some strikes, loaded bases, able to get out of it with an 0.00 ERA. Then a 2 run home run! 💜⚾️ https://t.co/zYXXhE0cLS
Ian Kinsler, 🥰😍, had to pitch last night.
The thing about Ian Kinsler that everyone is missing is that we are on the verge of runaway climate change and we need a complete re-think of the global economy to ensure a just society & avoid planetary catastrophe.
Yes, people ... pitchers can hit, and position players can pitch - some QUITE WELL.
Ian Kinsler is no exception. https://t.co/9NhcDviHBl
The thing about ian kinsler that everyone is missing is that we are on the verge of runaway climate change and we need a complete re-think of the global economy to ensure a just society & avoid planetary catastrophe.
Ian Kinsler's walkup song from now on needs to be 1999 by Prince.
Everything you know about ian kinsler is wrong.
Ian Kinsler was pretty impressive I won’t lie about it
Ian Kinsler is pitching now got the team out a jam then homers in the 9th inning 😂😂🤣🤣 come on rangers
He’d have to be your utility infielder spotting in to give guys s day off kinda like how Ian Kinsler used to be used or u put him in RF