Losing 3-0 in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs and bases loaded sounds just like something we all practiced in our backyard as a kid, but for David Bote it was as real as it gets.
The Cubs and Nationals set out on a pitchers duel Sunday night as Max Scherzer and Cole Hamels took the mound for their respected teams.
Both were absolutely dominant, though Hamels had the only blemish between the two after Mark Reynolds hit a sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning that would score Ryan Zimmerman.
Ryan Madson of the Nationals came into the 9th inning with a comfortable 3-0 lead and just had to make quick work of the middle of the lineup.
Heyward hit a single with one out in the inning. Then Madson ended up striking Almora Jr out. After retiring Schwarber, he hit another batter in Wilson Contreras which loaded the bases.
Maddon went with a pinch-hitter, David Bote, to try and put some runs on the board; and he did just that. He took Madson’s fastball and crushed it over the center-field wall for a walk off win and his first walk off home-run.
The Cubs took 2-out-of-3 against the Nationals and are set for a quick 2 game series starting August 14th.
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