You gotta love a (1) comeback, (2) extra-inning, (3) sweep-finishing, (4) walk-off (5) home run win.
Truly, does it get better than that in the regular season?
The Cubs played in a tight one with the Nationals today, looking to pull off an incredible four-game sweep at home, fresh off sweeping the Pirates in Pittsburgh, and for most of the game didn’t quite look like it was going to happen.
But the Cubs kept it close enough long enough to give Javier Baez a chance to be the hero:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 8, 2016
And the replay, the celebration, the interview, and the ice bath:
I was wrong. It can get better than comeback, extra-inning, sweep-finishing, walk-off home run win.
It gets better when Baez pulls off a Sammy Sosa hop, everyone loses their mind, and Pedro Strop high-steps down the line with Baez as he comes in to score the winning run.
In a season that the Cubs have dominated so absurdly thoroughly, there actually haven’t been a ton of HOLY-SH*T-YES-THAT-THAT-THAT moments. This? Oh yes. This was one of them.
Your Enhanced Box Score is here, in case you just stopped by for the homer.
Javy Baez busts out the Sammy Sosa hop on his walk-off homer. pic.twitter.com/hITCFhO00n
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) May 8, 2016