I had been watching the Cubs last night when I saw folks commenting on Twitter that Kyle Schwarber had just taken an inadvertent bat follow-through to the head. Concerned, I immediately hopped on MiLB.tv to watch the Smokies.
I was a little confused, because the first thing I saw – and I mean, the very first thing – was this monster, rocket homer by Schwarber:
Was the injury so bad that they were in a delay, and showing highlights? Surely Schwarber hadn’t just taken a bat to the head and then did that immediately thereafter, right?
Turns out that there was no reason to be confused. Schwarber had just done that – his third homer of the year. The 22-year-old is now hitting .370/.483/.652 in his first few weeks at AA, with a 19.0% walk rate and a 22.4% strikeout rate.
Lesson for opponents? Don’t hit Kyle Schwarber or he will hit you back.
UPDATE: You can see some visuals from the bat-to-the-noggin …
— Adam Greene (@TheFirstMan) April 28, 2015