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08/08/2013 03:04 pm ET

Rob Johnson vs. Paco Rodriguez: Cardinals Catcher Pitches To Dodgers Pitcher (VIDEO)

Somehow even in 2013, baseball still finds ways to surprise us.

On Wednesday night, the Dodgers walloped the Cardinals 13-4. In the ninth inning, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny sent back-up catcher Rob Johnson to the mound to pitch. Johnson had only pitched one other time in his six-year-career, as a member of the Mets last season.

The batter Johnson faced was relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez -- himself partaking in his first ever plate appearance.

Yup. That's a catcher pitching to a pitcher batting.

[h/t Deadspin]

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