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Jason Heyward Crushes a No-Doubter for His First Homer of the Year (VIDEO)

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Were it not for a robbery in Milwaukee, Jason Heyward would already have a homer this year.

So it is, though, that Heyward came to Cincinnati with the rest of the Cubs a homerless dude who was otherwise hitting the ball reasonably well. Thankfully for him, Reds pitching and Great American Ballpark are a wonderful thing for opposing hitters.


Although it probably didn’t matter what ballpark the Cubs were in tonight, because this baby was going out no matter what:

That is an absolute missile right there. The full video is here at


Sure, the pitch was dead freaking center:

… but you’ve still got to do damage when the pitcher makes a mistake. And that’s what Heyward did.

Heyward’sย been having a good start to his year so far, if you missed Michael’s deep dive yesterday into the advanced metrics and batted ball data.


Brett Taylor

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