Anthony Rizzo pitching wasn’t the best part…it was what happened BEFORE he took the mound.

Soooo….not exactly a great game last night for the Chicago Cubs.

Down by a lot of runs and with an already taxed bullpen, Joe Maddon did what a lot of managers in MLB do:  he decided to utilize position players to pitch.

Anthony Rizzo is one of those position players.  And he REALLY wanted to make his debut as a major league pitcher, albeit as mop up in a awful game.  So when the opportunity finally presented itself, he thought he was the guy.  NOT SO FAST:

The look on his face! 😆

Joe Maddon certainly knows how to keep his guys loose, even in a crappy situation.  The Cubs still have the best record in the National League, for reference.  — [eric]