If you’re a big strong pitcher, your best bet at the plate is simply to swing hard and, if it connects, maybe you’ll do some serious damage.
Well, Jake Arrieta is a big strong pitcher, but he’s hardly just a hacker up there – still, he connected in a big way today off of Shelby Miller today.
Check out where this ball goes out, and remember all the Cubs shots this series that have died out that way – Arrieta’s just keeps going and going:
— MLB (@MLB) April 10, 2016
As for distance? That baby went a loooong way:
— #Statcast (@statcast) April 10, 2016
And not that you didn’t already know Arrieta was ridiculous, but come on:
Over last 22 starts:
Jake Arrieta pitched to 570 hitters, allowing 2 home runs.
Jake Arrieta batted 57 times, hitting 3 home runs.
— Cubs No-Hit Streak (@CubsNoHitStreak) April 10, 2016