If Jake Elmore’s nickname isn’t “The Battery” from here on out, I don’t know what it should be. Tonight, the do-it-all player entered the game at catcher (his first appearance there) and then went in to pitch. He got himself a hit and pitched a scoreless inning, which was the only scoreless inning by a Houston pitcher. I guess you can call him “Mr. Do It All,” but “The Battery” is about a thousand times better.
Jake Elmore is the 14th player to play both battery positions and had at least 1 PA in a game since 1916.— Kazuto Yamazaki (@LaBlynne) August 20, 2013
Astros utility guy Jake Elmore caught his first game and also pitched his first game. He had a 1-2-3 inning. (cc @cantpredictball)— Doug Kern (@dakern74) August 20, 2013
Will post video when it becomes available.