Brandon Pfaadt Appears To Read Bible In Dugout Before Propelling Team To Championship

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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Pfaadt appeared to read from the Bible in his team’s dugout prior to starting game seven of the National League Championship Series (NLCS).

Pfaadt started the game and helped push his team to a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, sending the Diamondbacks to the World Series for the first time since Arizona won it in 2001.

Pfaadt, who debuted for the Diamondbacks in May, gave up two runs in four innings and kept his team in the game.

He became just the 13th rookie in MLB history to start a game seven, striking out seven without walking an opponent. 

Though manager Torey Lovullo pulled him after four innings, Pfaadt never faltered, and his performance allowed the Diamondbacks to stay in the game and eventually win it. (RELATED: Trevor May Trashes Oakland Athletics Owner, Retires In Bold Fashion)

The Louisville, Kentucky, native has been a revelation for Arizona in the postseason, making four starts to the tune of a 2.70 earned run average while striking out 22 opposing batters, per Baseball Reference.

Three months ago, as MLB Network’s Jon Morosi noted while interviewing him, Pfaadt was pitching in the minor leagues for the Reno Aces. 

“It’s unbelievable to think that that was three months ago, and now that we’re here it’s unbelievable,” Pfaadt told Morosi.