For the second straight night, Javy Báez drives in a run to draw the Cubs even at 3-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning.
That’s on Rizzo 100%. Not on Javy.
Some people are blaming Rizzo. Some are blaming Javy. I would like to suggest that it is Sogard’s fault.
Absolute missile from Javy to nab Turner at home plate on the relay.
After replay review, call stands. Cubs trail by 1 entering the bottom of the 10th. Do they have 1 more rally left in them this week?
Javy is gonna get drilled for that, but he shouldn’t. I mean, he throws to first and Rizz isn’t in position, throws it into the first base dugout and … yeah, I’ve spent way too much time with #CubsTwitter to know how this ends.
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I don’t really fault Javy fwiw as he can’t really see it and someone should have told him it was a force. I just don’t get the immediate “WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIZZO” reaction
He wanted to go 3-6-3 DP in order to not allow the run to score... if he touches bag and Javy doesn’t tag runner in time it’s not a force out and runner still scores... more of a weird play than anything.
Not when stepping on first would've cost you nothing in body positioning or time. By the by, I am not saying Rizzo was to blame any more than Javy or anyone else who didn't shout throw it back. That's why I tweeted #Cubes. It was a team effort.
That's a bad break on a heads-up play where Rizzo was trying to preserve the force out to keep the runner from scoring with the force out in play. Javy just wasn't on the same page. Tough break. Nobody is at fault.
I don’t think Rizzo made a mistake there. I think he intended it to be 3-6-3, but Javy couldn’t see the back foot didn’t touch the bag.
T11 — Potentially costly mistake by Rizzo. He doesn't step on the bag after fielding a grounder hit to 1B. Javy assumes he did after catching the ball at 2B. Cubs only get 1 out on what could've been an inning-ending DP. Run scores.
T11 || Dodgers 5, #Cubs 4
Yes BUT he wasn’t trying to step on the base.. his thought process was get the force so it didn’t matter if the run scored first they’d still get double play. Just didn’t communicate that with Javy
That’s on Rizz. Gotta be yelling to Javy to throw it back. When you’re that close to the bag you can’t assume he saw that you didn’t step on the bag
That's a bad break on a heads-up play where Rizzo was trying to preserve the force out to keep the runner from scoring with the force out in play. Javy just wasn't on the same page. Tough break. Nobody is at fault. #cubs #cubtogether
Javy thought Rizzo touched the bag. He wouldn’t have applied the tag otherwise. No idea what Rizzo thought there.
Ñande javy'a en nuestro torneito pero esto desnuda que estamos un paso más arriba nomás del amateurismo. No es casualidad nuestra ausencia últimamente en los mundiales.
I agree. Boog explained it well, the problem is there was no way Javy could know. Bad luck. Good baseball.
You get the out. Whether it was Rizzo or Javy, Rizzo was close to the bag and Rizzo should’ve communicated. Not really fair to blame it on one guy. Javy was waiting on the throw. Rizzo should’ve gotten the out at the bag or communicated to Javy.
That force play at second that Javy thought was a tag play was huge. Cmon Mookie
i'm on board with rizzo not stepping on the base. if he does, the run almost certainly counts. they just need to be talking on the field that the throw needs to come back to first. or javy needs to make the throw regardless. either way, it was a team goof.
Yeah, he just needs to communicate. Or Bote does or both of them. Javy doesn’t have time to check and see if there was an out call at first.
The lack of communication there is really bad. It’s not “Rizzo’s fault” or “Javy’s Fault” someone, everyone needs to be shouting for Javy to throw it back to 1st
That wasn’t a mistake by Rizzo. He wanted the return throw from Javy for the traditional double play which makes the runner on 3rd irrelevant. If Rizzo steps on the bag and Javy applies a tag after the runner on 3rd crosses the plate then the run scores.
was exactly right. Rizzo wanted to keep the force open to ensure the run didn’t count. Smart baseball if everyone is on the same page. There was no way for Javy to know he didn’t touch the bag there. Good baseball. Bad luck.
Javy made the mistake. Not Rizz. If the run scores before the Javy tag, it counts. If they turn the 3-6-3 the run doesn't count. It was as easy a 3-6-3 as there is. And Javy should've been watching Rizz not touching the bag.
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The only way to have a for sure chance to prevent the run from scoring via force out was a 3-6-3 DP. If Rizzo touches first base before throwing to Javy, the run could score as long as the tag is applied after the runner touches the plate. Tough break, but Rizzo was correct.
#cubs According to the commentators, Rizzo did it right. Javy didn't know what was going on. https://t.co/5T7fsRH94K
I can see that Javy/Rizz play both ways. I orig said Javy had a brain freeze, but he did the right thing in his mind, and Rizzo did, too. Rizzo probably should have stepped on 1st, knowing Javy would think he did anyway.