Baseball can be so complex at times and then you’ll have random plays like this, which are absolutely stupid and hilarious. Even better when it leads to a run for the Cubs.
So the Cubs had runners at first and second with two outs and Addison Russell was at the plate. Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz struck him out, but the ball got away from catcher Kurt Suzuki. He kind of panicked and knocked over the home plate ump and then tried to throw out Russell, who was easily going to beat the throw to first base.
Well, Suzuki’s throw went into right field and Willson Contreras scored all the way from second base.
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) May 16, 2018
I love baseball so damn much.