Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte made his big-league debut tonight at Fenway, and pitched a nearly perfect sixth inning—retiring Brock Holt with his left arm, seen above, and then after allowing a single inducing a Mike Napoli double play with his right (which you can watch below).
Switch-hitters are a dime a dozen in the MLB, but when it comes to switch-pitching, it’s a different story. For the first time in 20 years, an ambidextrous hurler will take the mound, as 29-year old right/left-handed reliever Pat Venditte was called up by the Oakland Athletics this morning.
A while back we told you about Creighton's Pat Venditte, whose main claim to fame — besides being a college junior who looks like he's 12 — is that he can pitch with both hands. OK, perhaps not that impressive when you put him next to the Amazing Rubber Boy, but we have trouble picking up a fork left-handed, so he…