38-year-old Ben Zobrist made his big-league pitching debut on Sunday and served as the final pitcher of the Cubs' 2019 season. (Credit: @Cubs on Twitter)
38-year-old Ben Zobrist made his big-league pitching debut on Sunday and served as the final pitcher of the Cubs' 2019 season. (Credit: @Cubs on Twitter)

WATCH: Ben Zobrist makes pitching debut, strikes out Yadier Molina


by - Senior Writer -

ST. LOUIS — With the Chicago Cubs trailing 9-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals in the season finale on Sunday, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon chose to make one last wild lineup move as the leader of the North Siders. Veteran Cubs utility man Ben Zobrist, who may retire in the offseason after working hard to return from a leave of absence and be a part of the Cubs' stretch run this year, pitched a scoreless inning at Busch Stadium.

The last pitcher to toe the rubber for the Cubs in 2019, Zobrist made his pitching debut in what might have been his final Cubs appearance. Zobrist started at second base and also manned shortstop during the course of the contest. Zobrist issued two walks but kept the Cardinals scoreless in the bottom of the eighth. He capped off his outing by getting Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina to whiff at a 70-mile-per-hour pitch in the dirt for an inning-ending strikeout.

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