David Bote Hits Walk-Off Grand Slam with 2 Outs as Cubs Stun Nationals

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2018

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 12: David Bote #13 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates his walk-off grand slam as Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals looks on at Wrigley Field on August 12, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs won 4-3. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
Jon Durr/Getty Images

Chicago Cubs rookie David Bote had the type of situation you dream about in your backyard growing up Sunday night...and he came through in real life.

Down three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded, Bote came to the plate as a pinch-hitter and crushed a walk-off grand slam to give the Cubs a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals:

According to Mark Simon of Sports Info Solutions, it's been 39 years since a pinch-hitter hit a grand slam in this situation.

The 25-year-old finally got a chance at the major league level this season and has been on a tear, now hitting .329 with three home runs in 34 games. Regardless of what he does going forward, though, this is a moment that he will likely always remember.

Meanwhile, Max Scherzer was preparing for his league-leading 16th win of the season after pitching seven shutout innings, but Ryan Madson couldn't close it out as the Cubs fought back in dramatic fashion.

Related

    'He's the Best Player in Baseball Right Now'

    And the Nats better consider spending $200M+ to lock him up now

    MLB logo
    MLB

    'He's the Best Player in Baseball Right Now'

    And the Nats better consider spending $200M+ to lock him up now

    Zachary D. Rymer
    via Bleacher Report

    Judge Placed on IL, Boone Says Injury Is 'Pretty Significant'

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Judge Placed on IL, Boone Says Injury Is 'Pretty Significant'

    Megan Armstrong
    via Bleacher Report

    Hot Stove Moves We Judged Too Quickly

    Chicago Cubs logo
    Chicago Cubs

    Hot Stove Moves We Judged Too Quickly

    Zachary D. Rymer
    via Bleacher Report

    Pujols Passes Babe Ruth for 4th-Most RBI All-Time 👏

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Pujols Passes Babe Ruth for 4th-Most RBI All-Time 👏

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report