There were three different kinds of walkoffs yesterday
All involved catchers (kind of)
With one down in the 9th and the bases loaded, Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis faced five Padres infielders and responded by hitting a walkoff grand slam to give Miami a 6-2 win over San Diego.
There have been 50 grand slams hit this season, 35 walkoff homers, and four walkoff grand slams.
|1||2013-04-18||Matt Wieters||BAL||TBR||Brandon Gomes||tied 6-6||b10|
|2||2013-04-24||Jordany Valdespin||NYM||LAD||Josh Wall||tied 3-3||b10|
|3||2013-06-04||John Mayberry||PHI||MIA||Edgar Olmos||tied 3-3||b11|
|4||2013-06-30||Jeff Mathis||MIA||SDP||Tyson Ross||tied 2-2||b9|
Pinch-hitting catcher Russell Martin hit a walkoff single in the 14th inning giving the Pirates their ninth straight victory by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-1.
There have been 14,057 singles hit this season, 381 singles hit in extra innings, 55 walkoff singles, and 32 walkoff singles in extra innings.
Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole was playing first base in the 9th inning at steamy Fenway Park when with runners on first and second and one out when Shane Victorino hit a very playable grounder that clanged off Thole’s glove and into the outfield enabling the winning run to score and giving the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Jays.