Orioles OF Suffers Painful Strike After Getting Hit By Filthy Pitch vs. Red Sox

Red Sox reliever Brennan Bernardino showcased his off-speed stuff during Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Brennan Bernardino's breaking ball had Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander in knots.
Brennan Bernardino's breaking ball had Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander in knots. /

Boston Red Sox reliever Brennan Bernardino had Baltimore Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander in knots after an 81-mph breaking ball fooled Santander so bad that he swung and missed at a pitch that ended up hitting him.

The pitch came in the top of the 8th on a 2-0 pitch, with a runner on third and one out. Bernardino was trying to get himself out of a jam with the Red Sox already trailing 7-5.

Here's a video of just how nasty that curveball from Bernardino was:

Bernardino ended up striking out Santander, and proceeded to get out of the inning unscathed with the next at-bat. Bernardino struck out three in two innings of work, and has yet to allow an earned run this season as a reliever for Boston.

The Orioles ultimately won the game, 7-5.


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