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Cubs Win! Wake Up to Addison Russell Ripping a Walk-Off Double (VIDEO)

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Addison Russell had a huge night last night. Not only did he go 3-4 with two doubles and make sparkling plays in the field, he gave the Cubs their walk-off win over the Nationals.


Watch him go with the pitch the other way with authority:

Denard Span probably could have gotten a slightly better jump to give himself a slim chance at that one, but it looked like he was surprised at just how far it was hit and how well it carried. Russell has himself some power – earlier in the game, he ripped a double to left so hard and low that it would have been a double to the base of the wall whether the wind was blowing in or out.

Russell was also making great defensive plays throughout the night, some subtle, some less so – like this diving stop and throw. He’s so quick at the transition from ground to throwing, and he does it so well for a guy new to second base.


On the year, Russell is hitting .252/.301/.426 (.318 wOBA, 97 wRC+), and his BABIP (.382) and K rate (35.8%) keep creeping down while the overall production improves. In short, he’s getting better and better at the plate.


Brett Taylor

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