Before the game, it was hard not to look at those whipping flags in the outfield and wonder if we were in store for some fireworks.
It didn’t take long for the Cubs to find out, as Kyle Schwarber doubled to lead off the game, and then Kris Bryant exploded his first homer of the year:
K Bye. pic.twitter.com/rAiolF7uTk
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 15, 2017
Not that Bryant needed the wind, because this baby was going out no matter what:
— Daren Willman (@darenw) April 15, 2017
Youngster Tyler Glasnow was the recipient of that rude greeting, and he might be in store for more today. Let’s see …
MINI UPDATE: Before that first inning was over, the Cubs had singled (Heyward), doubled (Schwarber), tripled (Russell), and homered (Bryant), and plated four runs.