Inning’s final night was Wednesday at the Chicago Cubs. The Louis Cardinals game in St. Louis set an outstanding example of a flawed look that could turn a team’s season from success to failure.
An error was made by the first baseman Cubs Anthony Rizzo, occurred in the 10th round, which was then a 2-2 draw. Did this mistake cost Chicago much? No one can say for sure, but it is perfectly possible.
A mistake that just can’t happen for kids
What’s more than doubtful is that Rizzo, a specialist with a strong reputation who has been through a carefree season, has made a mistake. He made a mental mistake – exactly what the players reject and it is impossible, and all this destroyed the chances of victory.
After the ninth save, finishing the final, Rizzo was the runner who was in second place when the first extra inning started. The first blows, Javier Baez, hit a hard rock to the right, but the ball hit so hard and reached such a line that Rizzo was forced to hesitate from the second base and only reached the third.
Considering that no one was on the field and this game left the Cubans in the first and third rounds, Rizzo’s failure to score was not a mistake. It was actually understandable and reasonable.
Anyone who has played youth tourism baseball knows the responsibility of Reza in such a first and third case is never out of the question. He has to stop contact and force the defense to make a decision: Are they trying to cut the runner at home – leaving the Cubans with the first and second runners and throwing only one out? Or do they recognize the lead for promoting a double play?
In that situation, it was the responsibility of the Cubs third base coach Willie Harris to remind Reza before breaking the plate in contact. There is no evidence to the contrary, presumably that Harris did. It was Rizzo who was unable to surrender.
If he ran immediately, Rizzo would have scored without a game. But instead of breaking the bond, Rizzo hesitated. Happ’s letter stopped the cardinal Edmundo Sosa to the second base – and accidentally avoided any attempt to overthrow Reza if he ran immediately. Sosa took the only path that the game left him and took a second step to force Baez.
But after Sosa, instead of finishing first to finish the double play, he noticed Reza’s late break on the plate. For the cardinals, this money was found. Sosa turned and threw the cardinal catcher Jadier Molina in a lot of time to destroy Rizzo.
Instead of a 3-2 lead in Chicago with two wins, the Cardinals had the best of both worlds: They eliminated the leading runner, didn’t allow any running, and still won the double game they were looking for.
Then McFarland retired hitter pinch Robinson Chirinos in the flight ball to end. At the bottom of the 10th, Molina brought home an automatic St. Louis runner, Paul Goldshmidt, turning it into a 3-3 draw to give the Cardinals a 3-2 victory.
Anthony Rizzo’s insulting mistake for the win in the game hit Chicago.
Rizzo has been a top scorer for years. She is a three-time All-Star with a 36.4 WAR career. The Cubs would not have won the 2016 World Series without his significant contribution.
But he’s among the few older guys in the midst of selfishness, i.e. bad seasons. The end of Wednesday night’s game gave another example of why it’s time for the Cubs to break the core of this team.
The management of the team’s headquarters saw the field on Wednesday. Cubs exec Jed Hoyer will and should read such priceless mistakes as a sign that only a new cast of heroes can lead to improvement.
Hoyer, not to lose the vibe, will lead himself to the fourth-place team, which is now successful.
Rizzo’s mistake gave a clear example of why such a push is needed and why this push will take place in the next 10 days or so.
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