Nick Swisher -- Hitter becomes a pitcher for one scoreless inning

Yankees infielder Nick Swisher pitches against Tampa Bay in the eighth inning.
Nick Swisher can do it all.

The first baseman took to the mound during the 15-5 drubbing recieved by the Yanks by the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching a scoreless innning in the eighth.

From an article at MLB.com:
Nick Swisher went into the stretch, leaning in and looking for the sign. There wasn't one, but he shook it off anyway.

There were light moments late in the Yankees' 15-5 drubbing at the hands of the Rays on Monday, as Swisher volunteered to pitch the eighth inning to save New York's bullpen. He got the job done, hurling a scoreless frame with a strikeout.

"When I took the mound, I wanted to try to compete, even though I'm pumping 78 [mph] or whatever it was," Swisher said. "I felt that I wanted to go out there and get three outs. I had fun with it. I mean, when am I ever going to have the chance to do that again? Probably never."

"The way Swish has been playing, is anyone surprised that he didn't give up any runs?" Derek Jeter said.

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