Anthony Rizzo provided an unforgettable highlight Sunday in the loss to the Rockies. Rizzo tagged and scored from third base on what ended up being around a 30- to 40-foot sacrifice fly.
Jorge Soler picked up an RBI on play that is typically just a routine out. With one out, Rizzo on third and the Cubs down 11-3 in the ninth, Joe Maddon sent up Soler to hit for Spencer Patton. Soler popped up the first pitch from Matt Carasiti. The ball made it about 30 to 40 feet up the line. Because Soler barely got a piece of the ball, Rockies’ catcher Tony Wolters and first baseman Ben Paulsen went to make the play. Carasiti watched the ball and did not cover the plate.
Rizzo saw that no one was at home and went back to tag. Paulsen caught the ball and Rizzo took off down the line.
Anthony Rizzo scored on a head’s up play.
For as bad a day as it was in the finale with the Rockies, these Cubs respect the game and never quit playing.