There is nothing more classic baseball than a last-minute replacement having a huge game. And tonight was no exception.
With just an hour before game-time, the Cubs placed Alfonso Rivas on the IL, replacing him in the lineup and in the outfield with 30-year-old journeyman Trayce Thompson. And despite just 23 career home runs before tonight (dating all the way back to 2015) *and* the win blowing in ferociously from almost every direction, Thompson was able to hit one out to right field (an oppo-taco), tying the game at two runs a piece.
Trayce Thompson ties things up! pic.twitter.com/1ih0zgbXiO
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 22, 2021
Way to go, Thompson. It may not have made Anthony Rizzo laugh, but it counts all the same.
After Trayce Thompson hit one out to right field … here's just a friendly reminder that this amazing shirt exists @obvious_shirts
— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) September 22, 2021