It happened! Anthony Rizzo finally got his wish to pitch in a big league game (after Joe Maddon deked him into thinking it was happening an inning earlier).
And it was flawless! Against a righty batter, no less! Don’t label this kid a mere LOOGY!
Two pitches spun like gold, a lazy fly ball to center field, and a sparkling ERA the likes of which no pitcher will ever be able to best. Truly, Anthony Rizzo is the Greatest Reliever of All-Time.
Greatest Leadoff Hitter of All Time is now the Greatest Reliever of All Time. Can't argue with a 0.00 ERA. pic.twitter.com/q4Qku7hQz6
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) July 24, 2018
We barely even recall that the Cubs got smoked early in the game, and the bats didn’t really show up, thus rendering the later innings an opportunity for shenanigans. It was just fun. And that’s at least part of the point of following sports, right?