That was some nifty footwork by Suarez to avoid the hard-charging Rizzo too. The whole play was a work of art. Two guards running the fast break couldn’t have done it any better.
The Reds went on to beat the Cubs, 5-4. Phillips’ play was certainly crucial in protecting that lead. Had that ball gotten by him or if he wasn’t able to flip the ball to Suarez, Dexter Fowler likely scores the tying run and the inning would have been extended for the Cubs to possibly take the lead.