Marlins reliever Chad Qualls had one heck of a celebration after
recording the final out in the New York Mets’ eighth inning in
Miami on Tuesday night.
Qualls entered a tie game in the top of the eighth, but he
surrendered a leadoff triple to Marlon Byrd.
However, the right-hander escaped the jam, leading to his
awkward celebration roll — or flop. Qualls, who is with his eighth team and in his
10th year in the majors, struck out Ike Davis and induced John Buck
into a ground out to third after Byrd’s triple.
After walking Juan Lagares, Qualls struck out Omar Quintanilla
… and this is what followed:
Here’s another view (thanks to @MetsKevin11).
And one more view with Qualls’ recovery.
Oh, by the way. The Mets scored twice in the top of the 10th for
a 4-2 win. Qualls wasn’t involved in the decision.
Want more? Consider this a bonus.
When Qualls pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies last season,
he fell down after an attempted pickoff throw to first base in
Baltimore on June 9.
From David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News:
Sorry, Chad Qualls fist pump fall is still second place on list
of Greatest Qualls Falls: http://t.co/WFXkNequ1G