August 6, 2011
Where No Counsell Is, the People Fall
August 5, 2011. Counsell pinch-hit for shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt with two out and one on and the Brewers leading 7-1 in the ninth inning. On a 2-0 count, he slapped a belt-high four-seam fastball from Enerio del Rosario sharply on a line to right field. The right fielder moved quickly to his left to pick up the ball, and Casey McGehee beat the throw to slide safely into third base on a close play.
Here was the right fielder racing to field Counsell's single.
And here was Counsell at first base, the first time in a long time he had been there with a base hit.
He seemed to enjoy it just a bit.
Congratulations, Craig Counsell!