Today’s game looked all but lost by the Cubs when they failed to come through when opportunities knocked, and then put themselves in a two-run hole in the top of the 10th.
But a couple clutch hits, a hit-by-pitch, and a couple clutch strikeouts (yup, two Cubs batters struck out and reached base in the inning) later, and the Cubs had walked the thing off.
Here’s Alex Avila with the game-winning hit, and Javy Baez with a beautiful slide (via @MLB):
— MLB (@MLB) August 20, 2017
That whole thing was beautiful. Sure, we can probably look back and feel bad about some things from this game, but I’m going to choose instead to remember the image of Javy Baez sliding across the plate to win the game, and pop up in perfect timing like a professional dancer.