Sports·Posted on Jun 5, 2013Outfielder Strikes Out Hitter With A Pitch So Slow It Practically Goes BackwardsDavid Murphy, pitching in relief, works some black magic on the Red Sox.by Kevin LincolnBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink The Rangers got shelled by the Red Sox yesterday; by the bottom of the 8th, they were down 17-5. So, rather than waste yet another pitcher, the Rangers let outfielder David Murphy take the mound. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Shockingly, Murphy — who hadn't pitched since high school — became the only Rangers pitcher of the night to throw a complete inning without allowing a run. He also had a strikeout. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Seriously: he struck Mike Carp out with a knuckleball that looked to be traveling below the local speed limit. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Carp was so angry/confused/embarrassed by the whole thing that he argued the call until he got thrown out of the game. Not sure if this makes it better, but it can't make it any worse. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Carp is offscreen, but you can see the ump punting him sending him off. And for his part, Murphy recognized the absurdity of the whole thing, which, after a leadoff double, also included Pedro Ciriaco and David Ortiz hitting into outs. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Hey: if a Cubs pitcher can hit a grand slam, a Rangers outfielder can strike someone out.