Tyler Rogers arguably is baseball's most unique pitcher, and this stat backs that claim up.
The San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Monday to take a 2-1 series lead over the defending World Series champions in the National League Division Series.The contest's lone run came courtesy of a fifth-inning homer from veteran third baseman Evan Longoria.Giants pitchers Alex Wood, Tyler Rogers, Jake McGee, and Camilo Doval combined to allow five hits against the Dodgers, countering an impressive 10-strikeout performance from right-hander Max Scherzer for Los Angeles.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Cue the Spider-Man meme.On Friday, fans at Oracle Park were perplexed when they seemingly saw Giants pitcher Tyler Rogers in the stands during Game 1 of the National League Division Series between San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers.What they didn't realize was Tyler wasn't ditching his job in the Giants' bullpen. Instead, it was his twin brother and Minnesota Twins pitcher Taylor, who attended Game 1 with his brother's wife to root for Tyler, in the stands."A lot of people mistook him for me, and even during the game, they were asking him why he's in the stands," Tyler said Saturday before Game 2, according to MLB.com's Stefanie Lee.Taylor also attended Game 2, where he engaged in some friendly banter with his twin about the lack of Bud Light available at Oracle Park. Twins reliever Taylor Rogers chats with his twin brother, Giants reliever Tyler in the bullpen pic.twitter.com/GcWJRFGCsE Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) October 10, 2021 Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Taylor Rogers, Tyler's identical twin and an All-Star pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, attended the Giants' 4-0 win as a fan on Friday
While Tyler Rogers was pitching for the Giants on Friday night, his twin brother was in the stands at Oracle Park.