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Jorge Soler Goes Deep Twice, Unleashes His Cannon, Arismendy Alcantara Walks Off (VIDEO)

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jorge soler watching ball goSo, which win was more exciting? Sunday’s Dexter Fowler-capped late comeback win in Colorado, or last night’s Solercantara comeback-walk-off?

Last night’s game unquestionably had more exciting individual moments, and it included an actual walk-off. On the other hand, the Cubs were down to their last strike in the Rockies game. And I don’t think fans were expecting that game to go the Cubs’ way at all.

So, I’ll go with this: last night’s game was more exciting, but the Fowler homer on Sunday was the singular most exciting moment of the two games. Fair?


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As for last night’s win, how about Jorge Soler? It’s not like we didn’t know he was a stud, but he really put it all on display last night. I may have been most impressed by his 10th inning at bat, where he was so clearly unmoved by the pressure of the moment – winning run at second base, and the desire to knock that run in – that he put together a very normal, patient at bat. And then he ripped a single to left so hard that Anthony Rizzo had no chance to even try and score.

Also, there were these two homers, each with two strikes, and each a shot:

I sure do love watching that giant chain bouncing around as Soler rounds the bases. I also love watching the pitcher’s reaction on the second one. Immediately, he knew he’d made a terrible, irreversible mistake.

And, of course, Soler doesn’t just have a bat:

Players should know by now not to test Soler’s arm. I suppose the defense of Zack Cozart there is that he may not have thought the ball would get all the way to Soler. It did, and Cozart was meat.


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Now, let’s once again enjoy the end of the game. What a time for Arismendy Alcantara’s first hit of the year:

Alcantara gets absolutely destroyed by the mob – look at his jersey after he finally exits the scrum – after Starlin Castro tracks him down. Also: watch what Miguel Montero does – twice – at the 21-second mark.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.

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