On Monday night, the Cardinals battled back against the Rockies to forced extra-innings. With one out and the bases empty in the bottom of the tenth, Marcell Ozuna did this:
It was apparently his first walk-off home run in the majors, though he did hit one in the minors. He even remembered the pitcher he hit it off of, to the delight of that pitcher:
I’m just happy he remembered my name! https://t.co/Gmbg6pHl6D— Dean Allen Kiekhefer (@DeanKiekhefer) July 31, 2018
What is Dean Kiekhefer up to?
Well, after his cup of coffee with Cardinals in 2016, he was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners. He spent 2017 on their AAA team. In 2018 he signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. After his release from the Reds, he signed another deal with the Oakland Athletics a few months later. He has been pitching to the A’s AAA team since.
what else is going on in baseball...
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what the cardinals are up to...
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the colorado rockies
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the nl central
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