So yeah, there's a track record of players putting a surprise swing on an intentional walk or pitchout pitch. Tampa Bay outfielder Desmond Jennings, though, won't be remembered among the successful ones as he swung at a Brett Myers pitchout that actually went over the plate on Thursday night — it looked like signals got crossed with catcher A.J. Pierzynski — and promptly popped out for the second out of the inning. You can't blame Jennings for swinging, though, because it was a really good pitch to hit. Things just didn't work out.
The good news for Jennings and the Rays: Myers was still in the game one inning later and he served up a home run to Evan Longoria for Tampa Bay's eighth straight win.