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The worst at-bat of 2013

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The situation: Cubs were down by a run against the Reds in the eighth inning on Wednesday, and there were runners on second and third. Any kind of contact had a good chance of tying the game.

The pitcher: Jonathan Broxton

The hitter: Alfonso Soriano

Why you're reading this: @mikefluse tweeted this screenshot from his phone:


First reaction is that MLB At-Bat was hacked. Second reaction is that PITCHf/x needed to be calibrated at Great American Ballpark.

Upon further review, this actually happened.

Strike 1


Strike 2


Strike 3

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The Cubs lost 1-0.

Conclusion: Alfonso Soriano does not have good plate discipline.