It wasn't on the same national stage as Chris Davis, but Triple-A New Orleans third baseman Chase Lambin got a chance to show that he also knows a little something about pitching, too.
Lambin picked up the win with a scoreless inning of work as New Orleans beat Tucson 11-8 in 16 innings. The Zephyrs had little choice but to look for a volunteer to pitch after Robert Ray, the team's seventh pitcher of the night finished off his third inning of work. Lambin went out and showed he could find the strike zone–seven of his 11 pitchers were strikes as he got through the top of the 16th allowing only one hit.
Davis, a corner infielder as a pro who last pitched in junior college, had picked up the win for the Orioles on Sunday when both the O's and the Red Sox ran out of pitchers in an 18-inning game. Davis picked up the win while Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald was charged with the loss.
Lambin's Zephyrs teammates then ensured he wouldn't have to go back out for the 17th as Luke Montz hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 16th. The games took 5:19 to play.
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