At long last, the Colorado Rockies have defeated the Chicago Cubs in the National League Wild Card Game. And they have backup catcher Tony Wolters to thank.
The Rockies get their first postseason win since 2009! pic.twitter.com/PuiYzUCR5r
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 3, 2018
The Rockies staged a two-out rally to get two on for Wolters, normally a light-hitting catcher.
Tony Wolters hit .170 in the regular season
That ranked 374th among the 379 hitters with at least 150 at-bats
— Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) October 3, 2018
But on this day, he was anything but.
— MLB (@MLB) October 3, 2018
Naturally, Twitter reacted to the game-winning hit.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 3, 2018
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) October 3, 2018
Hi I'm Tony Wolters and this is Ken Griffey Jr. baseball.
— Jake Brown (@JakeBrownRadio) October 3, 2018
— Lauren Scharf (@LaurenScharfTV) October 3, 2018
— Seamus (@PapaSeamus30) October 3, 2018
TONY WOLTERS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! pic.twitter.com/W2ZUlv9P9P
— Jaired Dozier (@J_Doz5) October 3, 2018
— Jon Hutchison (@jon_hutch10) October 3, 2018
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) October 3, 2018
Postseason Hero Tony Wolters, you've gotta love sports pic.twitter.com/d2bIDEfo56
— 🎃 hallogreen man 🎃 (@sschreiber13) October 3, 2018
This will not be a game that anyone who watched it will soon forget.