Whoever said that pitchers can’t hit never told Archie Bradley. With two on in the seventh inning, The Arizona Diamondbacks reliever delivered a two run triple to stun the Colorado Rockies.
— Richard Morin (@ByRichardMorin) October 5, 2017
As expected, Twitter exploded when that happened.
If you don't love Archie Bradley, that's a you problem. pic.twitter.com/mJT2XmzUZc
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) October 5, 2017
— Joe Hennessy (@J_Hennessy) October 5, 2017
“Archie Bradley two-run triple” is a combination of words nobody expected
— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) October 5, 2017
Good shot of Archie Bradley here. pic.twitter.com/0MJ70nEUiR
— Danny Pifer (@DannyPifer) October 5, 2017
— Adesina O. Koiki (@Koiki_Sport) October 5, 2017
I guess this means at least another year with no DH in the National League. Thanks, Archie Bradley.
— Joe Papparotto (@JoePappa) October 5, 2017
The hit gained extra significance when we remember that it was against Pat Neshek, one of baseball’s best relief pitchers.
Neshek allowed only 5 extra-base hits all season against his slider. Make that 6 after pitcher, Archie Bradley, hits a triple! #WildCard
— Inside Edge (@IE_MLB) October 5, 2017
It’s also important to remember that Neshek is frequently called upon to retire the best hitters on the opposing team.
Archie Bradley. Put him in the AZ sports hall of fame TONIGHT.
— Blake 🥶 Murphy (Merry Kliffmas) (@blakemurphy7) October 5, 2017
After seeing this, it’s hard to argue.