Monday night, Anthony Rizzo made his pitching debut.

Yes, you read that right.

The Chicago Cubs had to go to their bullpen early in their contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in a 7-1 loss. Starter Luke Farrell was removed in the fourth inning, and Joe Maddon used relievers Brian Duensing and Randy Rosario in the middle innings.

Catcher Victor Caratini was up next, making his second pitching appearance in a less than a week. Then, with two outs in the ninth, another pitching change was made and in came … Rizzo to face A.J. Pollock. It was Rizzo’s first career pitching appearance, something he had tried to convince Maddon to let him do for a while.

You know what, he actually did a good job. Rizzo only needed two pitches to retire Pollock on a flyout to center to end the frame and his pitching debut.

There were no signs given to Rizzo, but we doubt that he was throwing fast balls because the first pitch was 53.6 mph before he ramped it up to 62 mph. You got to love it when a pitcher reaches back to give it a little extra something when they need to in a big spot.

I guess Rizzo CAN do it all. However, don’t expect to see him toe the rubber again as Rizzo only wanted the one opportunity to pitch in the majors. He will go down with a career ERA of 0.00.

Watching Rizzo on the mound, you could tell he was having some fun out there and the Cubbies faithful were loving it just as much as the first baseman who returned to the mound for the first time since high school ball. I don’t think you could wipe the smile off Rizzo’s face after those two pitches.

Who doesn’t love it when a position player comes in to pitch?