Astros' Tony Sipp does something you don't see every day
In the seventh inning of a close game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sipp came on to relieve starting pitcher Jarred Cosart. Sipp did his job in the seventh and went back out to the mound for the eighth.
When a lefty-on-lefty matchup against Gerardo Parra ended with Parra striking out swinging, Astros manager Bo Porter replaced Sipp with right-hander Jerome Williams to face right-handed batter Paul Goldschmidt. However, that was not the end of the night for Sipp. Porter instructed Sipp to go to right field in order to have Sipp face the on deck batter left-hander Miguel Montero.
Sipp jogged out to right field but didn't get any action as Williams walked Goldschmidt. Porter came back out and made the move to bring Sipp back to the mound to face Montero. Sipp went on to strike out Montero.
Sipp's night was finally over when Porter came back out for the third consecutive batter and brought in right-hander Kyle Farnsworth.