Diamondbacks Fan Must Get Archie Bradley’s Face Tattooed On Back After Reliever’s 2-Run Triple

Bryan Brandom
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Entering the bottom of the seventh inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ do-or-die wild card matchup with the Colorado Rockies, the desert dwellers clung to a one-run lead.

With two outs and two on in the frame, manager Torey Lovullo had a decision to make: let stud reliever Archie Bradley bat for himself after inducing one out on one pitch in the top half of the inning, or pull one of the Diamondbacks’ best relievers and hope a pinch hitter collects a lead-widening hit.

Lovullo went for the former. Bradley is a career .098 hitter, which is probably why one Diamondbacks fan made this bold claim.

I hope he knows a good tattoo artist, because Bradley not only drove a run in off the Rockies’ Pat Neshek, he broke the game open with a two-run triple nearly as epic as his beard.

Bradley’s unlikely three-bagger in the gap whipped Twitter into a frenzy.

As Bradley reached second based, Lovullo told himself “Please stop there.”

Obviously, Bradley did no such thing.

“That’s just kind of who I am,” said Bradley, who once nearly accepted a scholarship to play quarterback at the University of Oklahoma before being drafted seventh overall by Arizona in 2011. “I don’t know any other way to play, so I was going to run as hard as I could until they told me to stop.”

He’s also the type of guy to hold someone to their word.

The Diamondbacks would need those runs, as Bradley, perhaps winded from his unexpected 270-foot dash, surrendered a pair of solo home runs a half inning later.

But Arizona would tack on another three runs the frame after that, and hold on for an 11-8 victory and a matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.

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