David Ross Makes Magic with a Pinch-Hitting Patrick Wisdom

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David Ross Makes Magic with a Pinch-Hitting Patrick Wisdom

Chicago Cubs

Wow. That’s a big one for the story of David Ross, the manager.

Down 3 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning (with two outs and Frank Schwindel on third base), Ross made a surprising move to pinch-hit for Jason Heyward against the Rays lefty, Josh Fleming, bringing in Patrick Wisdom off the bench.

The move made perfect sense on paper, but a fourth-inning pinch-hitter (in a league with the DH) is not something you see often. But boy did it pay off. Wisdom immediately hit a home run that brought the Cubs within a run.

https://twitter.com/WatchMarquee/status/1516583257705521155?s=20&t=rSz7bQZiI4pY0o5img2kzw

102.6 MPH off the bat.

That’s two home runs in two days for Wisdom!

Oh, and now Patrick Wisdom is playing center field.


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