Former White Sox utilityman Casper Wells didn't exactly have a great game Saturday night.
Wells started in right field for Philadelphia and went 0-7 with four strikeouts and a walk. If you think that's bad enough, he also pitched and gave up five runs in 2/3 of an inning, as Philadelphia lost 12-7 to Arizona in 18 innings.
It was the second time Wells pitched in a game this year -- he threw an inning for the White Sox on June 28, allowing no runs and no hits with a walk and a strikeout in a 19-10 loss.
Twitter, of course, was at its finest for a position player pitching. A cross-section from last night:
Casper Wells was a much better pitcher when he had Don Cooper as a pitching coach.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) August 25, 2013
Happens in Little League every weekend. RT @suss2hyphens: Nothing like getting shelled in a game, then having to play the outfield— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) August 25, 2013
Casper Wells tonight: -.487 WPA as a pitcher, -.267 WPA as a hitter. http://t.co/Um7q2YPUzt— Bill Baer (@CrashburnAlley) August 25, 2013
It's worth noting, though, that Wells may be a better pitcher than his stat line indicated. Here's a legitimately good pitch he threw to strike out Asdrubal Cabrera back on June 28 (via SB Nation's Grant Bisbee):