The Cubs had just given up the lead in the bottom of the 8th inning against the Nationals when Addison Russell walked to lead off the top of the 9th inning.
A David Ross sacrifice bunt later and rookie Albert Almora Jr. was walking to the plate in a huge spot, having just entered the game as a defensive replacement.
He was not fazed in the least, and here’s what he did with the first pitch he saw:
When you have ice in your veins.https://t.co/KUEOEJ0zLM
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 15, 2016
That’s as big as it gets, and it won the Cubs the game. Welcome to the big leagues, Albert. That’ll play.