Following a successful night as the leadoff hitter for the first time ever, Anthony Rizzo was once again prosperous hitting first Wednesday night -- depositing another homer on the first pitch of the game by Matt Harvey. And, as you can see in this tweet below, he knew it would happen.
As he celebrated in the dugout following the home run, he said to his teammates he "told" them before the game that would hit a ball over the fence "just like he told Lester." And that's exactly what he did.
"I'm statistically the greatest leadoff hitter of all time," Rizzo said smiling, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. "I'd like to retire there and talk smack to everyone who tries to do it. You just go with it, it's fun. To go back to back there [in the first], the dugout is really loose. Statistically, by the books, to lead off the game, I'm the best ever is, right now."
Rizzo finished Tuesday's game with a leadoff bomb, an RBI double, and three hits in the win over the Mets. So it seems he may have had an inkling he was going to hit a home run that night as well.
He found out via text Tuesday morning he would be placed in that slot and had mentioned previously (in a joking matter) he would definitely lead off. Adding he wouldn't mind pitching or playing outfield.
This guy can do it all.