The sum don’t matter, solely to Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras. One gives a sign, a other sees it.
“I don’t know what it is,” pronounced manager Joe Maddon. “I don’t wish to know.”
What matters is that with a Cubs heading a Nationals 3-2 in a a eighth inning Friday though runners during initial and second with nobody out, Contreras dismissed to initial after receiving a round from Carl Edwards Jr.
Rizzo put a glove on Juan Soto, a Nationals’ rookie right-fielder. And that out helped Edwards bail out Brandon Kintzler, who had walked both runners.
“It’s a do-or-die play,” Rizzo said. “If we go too early, (Soto is) gonna know. Willson done a good throw. If that round gets by me, I’m a goat out there.”
Maddon pronounced a play fit a truth he imparts on his players: “Never be fearful of creation a mistake if it’s a right thing to do.”
Asked for a details of that actor gives a sign, Rizzo played it coy, saying: “I don’t know. Joe called it.”
It was a crafty line deliberation Maddon was examination from his office, presumably, carrying already gotten tossed from a game.