WATCH: Kyle Schwarber guns down runner at second base
|Friday, October 2, 2020 3:45 PM- -|
CHICAGO — In the inning that followed the Chicago Cubs costing themselves with a questionable baserunning decision, the Miami Marlins hurt their chances of scoring the first run of Friday's game via a questionable baserunning decision. Marlins second baseman Miguel Rojas was gunned down at second base by Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber when he probably should have settled for a single, rather than trying to leg out a double.
With one out in the top of the fifth at Wrigley Field, Rojas rocketed a deep drive to left-center that Schwarber was quick to field after it bounced off the wall. Schwarber fired a dart to second baseman David Bote, who applied the tag. Rojas was initially called safe, but a Cubs challenged resulted in Rojas being called out. The Marlins failed to score in the inning, keeping Game 2 of the Wild Card Series tied 0-0.
Schwarbazooka gunning down runners is cool and tough. pic.twitter.com/vO7XXpnWzc— Cubs On Tap (@CubbiesOnTap) October 2, 2020
After getting a strikeout to end the inning, Yu Darvish waited at top of the dugout to give Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward high-fives for their defensive plays that saved him a run. #Cubs— Russell Dorsey (@Russ_Dorsey1) October 2, 2020