Posted 5/24/12 at 7:20 PM

Joe Smith says, "Put me in, Coach!"

Joe Smith was so thrilled to pitch during Thursday's win over the Tigers that he tried jogging in from the bullpen without ever getting the call.

Manager Manny Acta had to send Smith back to the 'pen, but not before the reliever had reached the outfield grass.

Smith spent the rest of the game behind the right-field wall, never to toe the rubber. Rejection is a bitter pill to swallow.

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