Stubbs reflects on 'crazy play' in Friday's win

Stubbs reflects on 'crazy play' in Friday's win

CHICAGO -- Friday's 10-8 Reds win was notable for the strong wind conditions and five errors made by the Cubs, including two on one steal attempt in the sixth inning that allowed Drew Stubbs to score.

Stubbs stole second, but Welington Castillo's throw from home plate sailed wide and eluded both Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and second baseman Darwin Barney. Normally, Stubbs would've advanced to third and stopped, but the ball also got past center fielder Brett Jackson -- who'd charged in to back up on the play.

Stubbs scored easily, but was a little confused about what happened until he got back to the bench and asked his teammates.

"I knew I was going to make it to third, but what I didn't see was, apparently the center fielder came charging in and it took a bad hop on him and got by him," Stubbs said. "As I was going to third, looking at Mark Berry, our third-base coach, he kept waving me on and I was thinking, 'What's going on?' After talking to guys on the bench, I found out it was just a weird play all the way around."

How weird?

"I've never scored before like that in the big leagues," Stubbs said. "If I've ever done it before, I can't remember it. You'll see it a lot where the throw will get away from the shortstop or second baseman and you advance to third, but I don't know that I've ever advanced all the way to home. That was kind of a crazy play, and definitely not one you see very often."