Well, that game was certainly more comfortably fun than the first two games in this series, even if it was a little less crazy.
Then again … was it less crazy? It featured: Anthony Rizzo hitting an inside-the-park homer right out of the gate. Addison Russell homering off of a *left*-handed pitcher. Albert Almora notching his first big league homer. Ben Zobrist making a perfect throw from right field to get a runner at the plate. Javy Baez doing ridiculous things in the field again. Willson Contreras nailing a baserunner and then getting nailed, himself, in the … area. Kyle Hendricks throwing a career-high 117 pitches to save the bullpen. I’m probably missing stuff.
And it was a sweep!
It always happens in Cincinnati, man (Castro’s debut, Rizzo’s fight with the Reds dugout, The Schwarber Game, Teagarden beats Chapman, the Arrieta no-hitter, on and on ) …