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VIDEO: Archie Bradley Strikes Out on Purpose Against Former Teammate

Isaiah De Los Santos
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Archie Bradley intentionally struck out in Tuesday's game with his friend Mike Freeman on the mound.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Archie Bradley intentionally struck out in Tuesday's game with his friend Mike Freeman on the mound. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
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The topic of hitting off of position players has been a huge focus around MLB lately. And it came up once again on Tuesday as the Cincinnati Reds relied on two position players to close out a blowout loss against the Philadelphia Phillies.

In the top of the ninth, Phillies pitcher Archie Bradley came to plate against former teammate and current Reds infielder Mike Freeman. Bradley put up little resistance in their face off.

Bradley calmly took the first two strikes without lifting the bat from his shoulder. Then he feigned a bunt attempt on a 1-2 count before pulling back and taking the strikeout.

It's not likely that Bradley, who has 6 career hits in seven season, would've likely done any damage by swinging against his friend. But the Phillies pitcher took the safe route and gladly accepted the K.


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