Pretty sure I've never seen anything like that.
A no-look, 2-out, 2-run single?
Come on, dude - THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
Chris Coghlan was trying to call a time out, looked back at the ump, didn't get one, whipped his head back and swung into a pitch, driving the ball into the outfield and scoring Kris Byrant and Anthony Rizzo.
A "look what I found" play, only batting.
Then Joe Maddon, God bless him, once again pounces when the opposing team's head is spinning.
Because I promise you Cardinal pitcher Carlos Martinez was thinking "A no-look, 2-out, 2-run single? Come on, dude - THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!" too.
Maddon immediately had Dave Ross, the oldest and slowest guy on the team, sacrifice bunt with Jason Heyward on 3rd.
Until he was crossing the plate.
And Ross was safe at first.
Quick cut to the Cardinal dugout and you could read Mike Metheny's lips saying, "I'm Batman! Where's my latte?"
But not really.
So anyway, I swear when those kinds of plays happen there ain't no way the Cubs lose.
Even if Randall Freaking Grichuk can travel from triple A and hit a homer off Travis Wood to tie it up.
Because then... a 3 pitch 3 out inning for a laughing Aroldis Chapman.
Including crazy-reflex Javy Baez at 3rd making back to back plays which would have sent mere mortals to the hospital.
The game went 11 innings and eventually the Cubs loaded the bases and Zach Duke walked Anthony Rizzo to end the game.
Cubs 4 Cards 3.
(I'm also actually bummed about Matt Holliday's thumb. As always, you never want to see a guy get hurt, and you want to beat their best. He's a guy I love to hate. I'm sure you do, too.)
Supposed to storm this afternoon, but I believe they'll play anyway.
Because it's the Greatest Summer Ever.
(And Bob, if you're reading this, the Bernbach thing was fantastic! And great seeing you, too.)
Lastly - Willson Contreras put my painting on his Instagram!