Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo is back in a championship series
The Chicago Cubs were out of the playoff race before May began. However, they had a good year for a team that had the talent that they did. Going forward, they are going to continue building after tearing it down for the most part.
While they wait, it is fun to look at how the former great Cubs are doing with their new teams. We already saw Kyle Schwarber and Yu Darvish both advance to the National League Championship series with the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres respectively.
Well, there was a big-time former Cub star playing in the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians. Of course, Anthony Rizzo is now a member of the Yankees and they had a huge winner take all game five on Tuesday.
The Cleveland Guardians had a 2-1 series lead at one point but the Yankees forced a game five and looked to make a huge comeback. Well, they did it as they won the game on the back of some amazing home runs by Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
Former Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo is headed to a championship series.
Now, Rizzo and his club are headed to the American League Championship Series. This won’t be his first time playing in the second to last round of the postseason but it will be his first time doing it in the American League.
Rizzo has had a couple of big moments in this series. In this final game that clinched a berth in the ALCS, he went 1-3 with a run scored and an RBI. He played a big part in getting this win as he was the only one to get an RBI outside of hitting a home run.
There is a reason that the Yankees wanted to add someone like Rizzo. He has plenty of experience playing in big games like this and now he is off doing it with another team. If they were to win the whole thing, it would be the second World Series championship of his career.
In the ALCS, the Yankees will play those pesky Houston Astros. These two teams have met in the playoffs a lot over the last few seasons which should make this matchup even more intriguing. No matter what is going on with the Cubs, it is always nice to see Anthony Rizzo succeed.