LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Dodgers may want to consider putting catcher Russell Martin on the mound more often.
For only the second time in his 14-year Major League career, veteran Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin pitched in a game, and he did not disappoint.
The 36-year-old Martin pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the Dodgers in their 8-2 road loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night.
During his feat, he struck out Christian Walker, marking the first strikeout of his 14-year career.
The Dodgers celebrated the bizarre moment with a tweet that noted Martin’s 0.00 ERA.
Martin has only pitched once before, and it took place about three months ago.
On March 30, Martin pitched a scoreless ninth inning in an 18-5 win, also over the Diamondbacks.
At the time, he estimated he had not pitched in a game nearly 20 years, according to The Los Angeles Times.