Things were not going well for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night at Truist Park.
So, manager David Ross decided to try something new in the seventh inning of their 10-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Ross threw first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the mound … and it worked.
After falling down in the count 2-0, Rizzo actually struck out reigning NL MVP Freddie Freeman on three consecutive pitches — which sent him laughing all the way back to the dugout.
Now, Freeman couldn’t complain too much. Outside of his bout with Rizzo, he went 4-of-4 from the plate with a home run and a double. And, they won 10-0 for their third-straight win.
Rizzo’s mind was in the exact same place.
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