From wild bats to walk-offs, Albert Almora Jr. had a wonderfully weird day for the Cubs
Chicago's 13-inning, 5-4 win over the Phillies on Thursday afternoon was a wild one, full of flying bats, dramatic rallies and, eventually, a walk-off -- and that was just a few innings in the life of center fielder
Act I: In which Almora, with the score tied in the bottom of the eighth, had dreams of a clutch dinger dancing through his head -- and got so excited he forgot to hold on to his bat:
Act II: Fast-forward to the bottom of the 13th. With the score still tied at 4-4, Almora not only held on to his bat this time, but he even hit a lead-off double to put the game-winning run in scoring position. As you might imagine, he was pretty fired up about it:
Act III: With Almora still on second,
Epilogue: In which a water fight breaks out in the infield.