VIDEO: Remembering When Matt Davidson Fanned Giancarlo Stanton With a Nasty Curveball
There are few things in baseball that are more fun than position players pitching. These aren't usually high-stakes situations, as teams won't usually take that risk outside of a blowout, but it's always a fun sight.
And as it turns out, some position players have pretty nasty stuff. Case in point: Chicago White Sox infielder Matt Davidson, who got New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton to strike out swinging.
How's that for a sequence from Davidson. He gets ahead in the count early when Stanton fouls off a 92-mile-per-hour fastball. A couple got away from Davidson, but Stanton wasn't able to do much damage while Davidson kept hitting the 90's on the gun. Then Davidson mixed it up with an absolutely nasty 71-mile-per-hour curve, making Stanton look foolish as he whiffed.
Stanton clearly wasn't expecting that kind of stuff from Davidson, who said afterward that growing up he loved pitching, and he really looks to have a knack for it.
The White Sox lost that one handily, but that's a moment that Davidson (and probably Stanton) will never forget.
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