Anthony Rizzo to Nationals: Respect me

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had some choice words for the Washington Nationals after he delivered the

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo delivered the winning hit against the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday.

But if it were up to Rizzo, the Nationals would have never pitched to him in the first place.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker made a controversial call to pitch to Rizzo with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and with first base open and a runner on second.

He screamed “Respect me!” after his blooper in left field drove in the winning run in the 2-1 victory.

After the game, Rizzo revealed what he was thinking in the moment. 

With the defeat, the Nationals are on the brink of elimination in the playoffs, down 2-1 in the best-of-five series.

Game 4 is Tuesday at 5:38 p.m.

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