Lots of people were "off" yesterday.
The good one was Anthony Rizzo, in his first game back from the back thing, hits a walk off homer in the bottom of the 9th and looked as happy as a little kid when he crossed the plate and in the ensuing mob scene.
SO COOL to watch even in this, the season of rebuild and prospects putting their toes in the water of Lake Big League.
And Travis Wood maybe did need the extra rest, because even though it's the Reds when you shut out any other team for 6 innings, that's pretty fantastic.
If you were watching, you saw Arismendy Alcantara make the amazing catch in center going full speed at the wall but I swear that guy is such a jock he was able to juuuust get the brakes on or he'd have come away bloodied by the bricks.
Saved a run that would have given the Reds the lead.
St. Louis in first, Pittsburgh 3.5 behind, and Milwaukee 5.
The Cubs have both the Cards and Brewers coming up, so oddly enough there is actual compelling baseball to watch that matters.
Jonathan Papelbon and the big Nad Grab to the crowd and then getting tossed.
If you haven't seen it go here.
Go to baseball jail for 7 games, please.
Back to Rizzo.
How much do you love this guy?
I think we're watching the development of the Cubs' Captain.
And this win the day after the Bears impossible victory... it's just a gorgeous day today.
More Reds tonight.