Three walkoffs, three catchers

by Bill Chuck on July 1, 2013

There were three different kinds of walkoffs yesterday

All involved catchers (kind of)

Jeff Mathis

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.

Yr# Date Batter Tm Opp Pitcher Score Inn
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
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/1/2013.

Russell Martin

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.

Josh Thole

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.

There have been 852 players who have reached on errors this season, 703 on ground balls, 79 by first basemen, 78 in the 9th inning, 7 resulted in walkoff wins.

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