"I wasn't going to swing," said Sherrill, who was making his first plate appearance in seven Major League seasons.
Then why bother even taking a bat?
"Just in case," he said. "It's against the rules not to take a bat up there. Even Eddie Gaedel [a midget who walked on four pitches in a 1951 game] took a bat up there."
Sherrill said he doesn't take any batting practice since suffering a rib-cage twinge in Colorado.
So, how did it feel?
"Awkward," he said. "I had one at-bat in college. Fouled one off, called out on strikes, but it was a ball. It's been since high school since I hit."
And what did Phillies reliever J.C. Romero think about walking the opposing pitcher on four pitches?
"That was embarrassing," Romero said. "I don't remember the last time I was that embarrassed."