Angel Pagan has become a fan favorite in San Francisco. But with one clean swipe of second base, he may have won over America. At the very least, those in the country who love Taco Bell are now among his fans.
In eighth inning of the San Francisco Giants 2-0 win in Game 2 of the World Series, Pagan got a great jump on Detroit Tigers reliever Drew Smyly’s first pitch to Pablo Sandoval. Catcher Gerald Laird fired a strike to second baseman Omar Infante but Pagan slid in ahead of the tag. By stealing second, he not only got himself into scoring postion but he triggered a World Series promotion by the fast food chain.
The “Steal A Base, Steal A Taco” promotion promised that we’d all be treated to something called a Doritos Loco Taco if any player stole a base in the World Series. According to MLB.com, you just need to turn up at participating Taco Bell on Tuesday Oct. 30 between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to get your free taco.
They say if you watch enough baseball your bound to witness things you have never witnessed before on the diamond. That happened on Sunday watching the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks game when in the fourth inning Arizona’s newly acquired pitcher Jason Marquis plunked Mets Josh Thole with a pitch in the leg. However both players crumpled to the ground simultaneously.
Turns out Marquis suffered a broken right fibula after taking an Angel Pagan line drive off his shin in the previous inning and eventually took an at-bat as he stayed in the game.
“I thought it was just tightness from a bruise,” Marquis said. “The pain was enough I could deal with to stay out there. I just felt something pop and team physician Dr. Michael Lee said it completed the break.”
Marquis will be out for four to six weeks. Click HERE to see the highlight.