How does that happen? Rockies’ wild pitch clears bases for Brewers

The Brewers' Aramis Ramirez (16) scores the second of three runs on a wild pitch by the Rockies' Christian Friedrich (53).

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It’s bad enough when a pitcher throws a wild pitch with the bases loaded to allow one run to score.

It’s worse when, on the same play, the pitcher can’t reach an off-line throw to the plate by his catcher and a second run comes in.

Then it gets even worse when the pitcher recovers the ball and starts trudging back to the mound, not paying any attention to the guy suddenly running from third until it’s too late and a third run comes in.

Welcome back to the majors, Christian Friedrich.

The Colorado Rockies’ Friedrich was pitching in his first game of 2014, returning to the major leagues after a back injury in 2012.

He was already down three runs to the Milwaukee Brewers heading into the third inning, when the Little League-esque play happened. Milwaukee ended up winning 9-4.

And Friedrich already has his lowlight of 2014. Watch it unfold: