In possibly his last MLB game, Ben Zobrist, pitcher, strikes out Yadi Molina


The Cubs aren't going to the playoffs this season, but they still found a way to have some fun in their final game of 2019.

With Sunday's game against the Cardinals out of reach (St. Louis led 9-0), Joe Maddon called on Ben Zobrist to pitch the eighth inning. Despite it being the first pitching appearance of the 38-year-old's career, Zobrist allowed no runs, even striking out Cardinals catcher Yadi Molina.

Molina had fun with the moment, as he was unable to hold back a chuckle after striking out. And, naturally, Cubs fans had positive reactions, too.

Zobrist is a free agent after this season, and the Cubs announced pregame Sunday that Maddon won't return as manager in 2020. So, we all had Zobrist pitching in what could be his final big league appearance and him being the last "pitcher" Maddon called on in relief, right?

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