Last-Minute Replacement Trayce Thompson Ties the Game with His Second Home Run of the Year

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Last-Minute Replacement Trayce Thompson Ties the Game with His Second Home Run of the Year

Chicago Cubs

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.

Way to go, Thompson. It may not have made Anthony Rizzo laugh, but it counts all the same.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami